It is potentially an assault case. If you are in fear of this person, or this person has done this to you before, you should contact the police and/or seek the assistance of the Court for an injunction (restraining order).
I fully agree with the other attorneys answers. A 16 year old having any sexual contact with a 12 year old is illegal and usually prosecuted aggressively if charges are ever filed. The relationship should be ended it is too dangerous for everyone involved.
It sounds like you can move forward with a divorce. If you can work out your issues with your wife it will save a lot of time and money. Contact an attorney for a consultation to evaluate your options. You do not have children which simplifies things. As long as you do not have significant assets or debt together, it will likely be a simple process.
I doubt any attorney will be able to give you a price quote for a case with the little bit of information you provided. Every case is different and an experienced criminal attorney will need to know a great deal about your case before giving you a price for representation. Sex cases, however, are particularly serious and could potentially cost a lot of money for representation. These cases usually go to trial which is a very costly process.
Whomever signs the bond is the one who takes the potential risk that the defendant will fail to appear. This is why bail bondsman charge fees for their services, because they assume a lot of risk.
You will want to hire a local Tennessee Attorney to help your son. If he was on probation while he picked up a DUI, the state of Tennessee will likely file a violation of probation which could seriously affect his ability to be released from custody.
If he was arrested for DUI in Florida,...
When you fail to appear in Court the Judge will issue a "Capias" otherwise known as an Arrest Warrant. For an Expired Registration case, the process Should be relatively simple. However it will depend on your driving record, criminal record and the amount of time the Capias has been active. Additionally the validity of the warrant can be challenged based on whether you were given sufficient notice of the Court date.
You will need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who is...
Depending on what you got arrested for on your way to court can have multiple effects. First is that you will have a warrant for failing to appear in court. These warrants usually have a bond. Contact an attorney or call the clerk of courts to find out if you have a bond. Second, if your new arrest is because of a new charge, you could be at risk of having your bond revoked on the case you missed court on.
Getting arrested for a new charge while you already have a pending charge can make...
He could receive up to 35 years in prison. Felony battery is a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to 5 years. Aggravated battery on a pregnant woman is a 2nd degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The felony violation of probation for burglary is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. With a set of circumstances like your brothers, he needs to get an attorney ASAP.
Being on any type of supervision, whether its pre-trial release, probation or community control can be a nightmare. The people supervising you have the ability to conduct warrantless searches of your home and property. These searches are usually conducted by your probation officer or another police agency at the direction of the probation officer.
How do you know the person who came to your home was a detective, and not a probation officer? Have you spoken to your community control...