Lucas Wynne's answer It sounds like the Sheriff may be attempting to have you be the main suspect in a crime. Although the sheriff is permitted to ask, you should retain an attorney if criminal charges have been pressed.
Lucas Wynne's answer The thirteen year-old victim/witness should certainly appear for all court proceedings and may consider retaining an attorney if the prosecutor is not properly advocating for the victim. With that being said, there is nothing per se that would prohibit a victim from leaving the state unless a court order is in place. However, the victim should not leave the state in order to avoid questioning by the court. It sounds like this situation is complex. Therefore, you should not rely on this...
Lucas Wynne's answer The prosecutor and police will collect evidence ton use against your fiancé, the court procedure will include multiple appearances and may include a trial. If your finacé doesn't have an attorney, then your fiancé will be in a very difficult situation.
Lucas Wynne's answer Your question does not make clear whether you have trial on 10/18, a preliminary hearing, an arraignment, etc. If it is a full trial, there is some likelihood that everything will be settled before the trial begins.
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