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Rachel Elizabeth Wentworth

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  • I got arrested for assault on a family member i have a previous assault and battery charge from 4 or 5 year ago what will happen

    I am a lesbian me and my girlfriend got an fight she pushed me and i smacked her she called the cops she even wrote a statement and my grandmother was walking in the room and said she seen me smack her because she didnt want to lie and signed the ...

    Rachel’s Answer

    If the first assault and battery charge was not on a family member then you would be eligible for the First Offender's Program. This consists of 2 years of good behavior, counseling, etc. If you successfully complete the program, the charge will be dismissed. You should contact a local defense attorney to discuss the specifics of the incident. Do not post any more details online.

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  • Do I need a lawyer for a class 1 misdemeanor?

    I was arrested for carrying a concealed handgun with a permit while intoxicated.

    Rachel’s Answer

    Yes. This carries up to 12 months in jail and will be taken very seriously by the Courts because it involves both a firearm and alcohol. You should contact an attorney immediately.

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  • Can my visitation be held from me?

    My brother was charged with sexual indecency with my daughter in January of this year. He was told he can't be anywhere around my daughter and he isn't trying to.

    Rachel’s Answer

    We would need more details to give a good answer to your question. However, if your brother is charged with a crime against your daughter and he lives with you, that may be grounds for a change in the visitation that you have. You should consult with a family law attorney immediately.

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  • If i confessed to the police i commited a c rime but they dont have enought proof to prove it and victim dont press charges?

    i have never had a problem with the law before the victim and i came to an agreement where they dont press charges but the police does not have enough proves what would happend at court???

    Rachel’s Answer

    It is not always up to the victim to choose whether or not to press charges. In some cases, such as a destruction of property case, the Commonwealth may accept a civil resolution as opposed to pursuing criminal charges. However, if you have confessed, the police only need a tiny bit of evidence that the crime was committed to go along with the confession in order to convict you. That evidence does not necessarily have to be from the victim. It could be from what the police observed of the crime scene afterwards or from what others saw at the time.

    Even if the victim is choosing not to "press charges", you should not discuss the matter with the police.

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  • Can you get sentence reduction after serving 9 years on a 25 year sentence.

    He was sentenced to an extreme number of years for something that could have possibly resulted at least a quarter of the sentence.

    Rachel’s Answer

    No, the time for appealing the sentence he was given was 9 years ago. It is to late to do anything about it now.

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  • Can urine be used to fabricate a sexual assault?

    I'm always peeing in milk jugs then throwing them in the trash. I might be paranoid but can DNA be taken from the urine in my milk jugs to fabricate a sexual assault against me?

    Rachel’s Answer

    The lab technician will know the difference between urine and semen. Someone may be able to use it to say you peed on them though.

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  • What will happen if im called to court or even if im not?????

    I was given a check for my daughters troop leader from her father. I thought i had lost the check and advised troop leader I would pay all owed money at end of month. When cleaning I found check and instead of paying with two diferent methods I s...

    Rachel’s Answer

    It is unlikely that you will be charged. If you are charged, it is even less likely that would be convicted. Forgery includes an element of intent to gain some benefit or property to which you were not entitled. That is not what you have described in this situation. Additionally, recipients of checks can sign them over to a third party for cashing or deposit. This is what I did as a child when I received checks for my birthday. Given that you had the troop leader's permission, then you should not have a problem.

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  • In a custody case

    if I was found not guilty of a charge 10 years ago can that be used against me in court still

    Rachel’s Answer

    I'm changing the practice area of this question to family law to give you better exposure. Custody issues are more of a gray area and the person opposing you may try to use it against you, but the fact that it was dismissed will weaken that argument. The primary concern of the Court is the best interests of the child hear and now. Without further details it is hard to say for sure, but a 10-year-old, dismissed case should not hurt you too much.

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  • How can you get a police officer arrested for a crime? Federal Courts found officer guilty of excessive Force.

    Justice needs to prevail. A crime was committed. Officer are to protect and serve. What can be done to have this officer convicted?

    Rachel’s Answer

    If he has already been found guilty of excessive, then he has been convicted of something already. If you believe that there was another crime committed at the same time or instead of the excessive force, then he may be protected by double jeopardy. There may be a state alternative to charge him under. If so, the proper people to speak to would be local law enforcement or the district attorney's office.

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  • I have an outstanding speeding ticket in Florida and I am a UK driver. Is this an issue when returning to Florida?

    The fine is $301. I have already returned to the USA prior to the fine but it was to NYC. Will I be able to hire a car with this outstanding fine?

    Rachel’s Answer

    That may depend on the individual rental agency, but if your privilege to drive has not been suspended then you should have no problem.

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