It's statutory rape. The age of consent is 16.
You can go to the police if you want. I would try to speak to the boy and his parents about the legality of this. If you do go to the police the 17 year old boy could be charged and if he is convicted he will be labeled a sex offender for the rest of his life, which will essential impede him forever.
Please think carefully about what you want to do about this.
Unfortunately, you are out of luck. You could try to convince the local police to take out a complaint. That being said, if there were civil damages you could consider filing a Civil Complaint. Filing a civil complaint can be very expensive and time consuming and it might be best to just leave it alone and move on.
You can be charged with this, but it will be difficult to convict you if they don't have evidence proving that it is you. You should hire a lawyer and figure out the best defense. There are many possible options, such as a Motion to Dismiss (if they don't have anything), or possibly a remand to a clerk's hearing. You might even need to take it all the way to trial.
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Attorney Gordon is correct. The courts are also even SLOWER now since they are so underfunded, so it is likely that you will get the hearing notice later rather then sooner. Also, you must be notified if they are considering a complaint against you, you will have a right to appear and be heard (or exercise your right to remain silent).
First of all, you are being charged as an adult because you are 17. You are considered an adult in the court system when you turn 17 (even though you can't vote!).
The worse case scenario for a minor in possession of alcohol is a $50.00 fine and a 90 day loss of license.
You will not be entitled to a court appointed lawyer because a first offense does not carry jail time.
If you have never been in trouble before it is possible that you will be offered a Diversion Program (depending on the...
Did you get cited? If you are going to get cited you will get something in the mail, and you may also get a summons for a Magistrate's Hearing. You didn't say how old you are so if you are over 21, you won't get cited for the alcohol in the car. If you were giving the booze to the 'kids' then you may end up having a criminal issue with that...
So far so good. I would recommend consulting a lawyer if you get any further phone calls or letters from the court.
Your question is extremely confusing. First of all, it's not a red flag that she cancelled your meeting or rescheduled it - and it is okay that it is two days before the pre-trial. If it is your first pre-trial she is still probably waiting for discovery. It is certainly good practice to meet with client's early and often, but sometimes it doesn't happen. There is also a LOT of waiting for discovery in some counties so there may be more than one pre-trial.
I'm totally confused about the...
Didy you date your employee? You must have a familial or dating relationship with someone in order to get a restraining order against them. Is it a harassment order?
Either way, you need to hire an attorney to protect you because a violation of either of these is a criminal offense. This is especially important in your case as it appears your former employee has no trouble lying to the court - and can do so again - only the next time you could end up in jail.
Are your cases closed? Usually, the military does not want anyone with any open cases.
You should be okay - I have had clients with similar charges be cleared. The most important things is to BE UPFRONT when you apply.
Talk to your recruiter, tell him or her the truth and he or she will be able to help you. They have a TON of experience with these issues.