Jessica Ann Foley’s Answers

Jessica Ann Foley

Weymouth Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 14
  1. Is it legal for our 15 yr old daughter to have consensual sex with her 17 year old boyfriend in the state of MA?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Philip W. Mason
    2. Jessica Ann Foley
    3. Dominic L. Pang
    4. Barry Franklin Poulson
    5. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    5 lawyer answers

    No. 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.

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  2. Can I get my case sealed?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dominic L. Pang
    2. Jessica Ann Foley
    3. Michael P. Gerace
    4. David C. Newton
    4 lawyer answers

    Hi, First, yes, you can try to get it brought forward early to have your case terminated. Second, You can get it sealed BUT it may be difficult as it is so soon. It's a different process than sealing a conviction or a CWOF. The Judge can deny the sealing and you may have to go back. Third, your conviction shouldn't show up for most CORI checks, but it may still show up as "open" because it is still technically open. Jessica

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  3. Was caught shoplifting..the store has the merchandise, was arrested and posted a $40 bail, court is the next day. What to do.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Keith G Langer
    3. Michael J. Szklasz
    4. John E DeVito
    5. Gary Roger Waitzman
    5 lawyer answers

    Go to court. Get a lawyer. Try to avoid a conviction.

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  4. I am looking for a MA Attorney for a case in Canton (MA).

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. William Isenberg
    2. Robert Phillip Odle
    3. Michael J. Szklasz
    4. Jessica Ann Foley
    5. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    5 lawyer answers

    Hi, I practice in the Canton Probate Court - as do MANY other lawyers on this site. I'm happy to talk with you.

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  5. Will the DVM arrest me if I go apply for an id with an old warrant?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Michael J. Szklasz
    2. Jessica Ann Foley
    3. Neil S Tassel
    4. Dominic L. Pang
    5. Timothy J. Connors
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Or 11 pm on a Friday night of a long weekend. Go to court first with a lawyer.

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  6. How must does it cost to hirer a lawyer for a criminal haring ? with court officer ?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    3. Kevin H. Pate
    3 lawyer answers

    It really depends. I would need more details.

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  7. A guy I went to school with has recently gone to jail and has a bail of 225$. He called my friend offering his car in exchange

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    3. Stephen Ross Cohen
    3 lawyer answers

    He can sell his car for whatever he wants...to bail him out you go to the jail he is at and post it. I suggest calling first to find out when the best time to go is so you won't have to wait and the procedure.

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  8. I charged another with a&b in district court, the magistrate did not find probable cause, can I appeal this decision ? How long

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lauren Craig Redmond
    2. Peter Eric Gollub
    3. Jessica Ann Foley
    4. Joseph M. Pacella
    5. Ilir Kavaja
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    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.

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  9. Can cell phone records be used in court as evidence if the phone or number do not belong to me ???

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Dominic L. Pang
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. Bryce Aric Fetter
    4 lawyer answers

    Hi, 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. I cover your area. Jessica Foley 866-981-7888

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  10. How long does it take for a clerk magistrate to issue a show/cause hearing for a misdemeanor? Could he decide no probable cause

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Lauren Craig Redmond
    2 lawyer answers

    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).

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