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  • What is the punishment for aggravated battery on a police officer without great bodily harm in new mexico

    My husband hit an officer while being detained

    Raymond’s Answer

    If you are asking what the range of sentencing is given the charges then Local law governs. Thus, you should confirm the statute that is the basis for the charges. if you are asking what will happen in your husband's case, that is a very different question. Sentencing parameters are a complex mix of law, facts and the subjective application of many actors by the sentencing judge. The prosecutor and the defense lawyer have an important role in the presentation of the law and the facts to the sentencing judge. This is the advocacy part of the situation. Consult and retain the best local defense lawyer available to protect your husband.

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  • Is rape punishable by law if the victim had sex with the actor after the rape occurred?

    A friend was raped by a boyfriend who had tried to get her intoxicated (but she wouldn't drink). He then proceeded to rape her--all while telling her that he was capable of getting out of any charges, so that she would not say anything. This happe...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Yes, the later act does not create a defense to the former. It may serve the accused in other ways, however. The ongoing contacts may via suggestion by the defense show the weakness of the "victims" version of the prior event.

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  • What type of sentence is 24 points in criminal sentencing?

    In criminal sentencing, I have 24 points and I am pleaing to the judge. What range of time does 24 points call for?

    Raymond’s Answer

    Your criminal history category is needed to determine the range of sentencing that the U.S. SENTENCING advisory guidelines. Assuming that you are a category I the range the range is 51-63 months.
    Many other factors must be considered to answer your question with an answer it deserves.
    Note that the guidelines are advisory and not mandatory. This means that your attorney may be able to argue for a below guideline sentence.
    Never give up.

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  • Im 18 shes 16 shes threatening to put me away for statutory rape what can i do

    So i am 18 my ex girlfriend is 16 she is claiming she is pregnant the pivtures i saw of her look like shes lying and wont show me a pic of her or her name next to the pregnancy test if she takes me to court what can i do i have my whole life ahead...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Avvo is a public forum and as such all posts are public. Be aware and Beware. Consult and retain an experienced local criminal defense attorney ASAP.

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  • I'm 17, can I date a 27 year old?

    17 year old female 27 year old male

    Raymond’s Answer

    Consult and retain an experienced local criminal defense attorney ASAP. Local law governs so read the answer given by a michigan lawyer. How you define "dating" is important.

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  • Will my friend, who is a minor, be investigated and sent to court for accidently viewing child pornography

    My friend, who is a minor, was on Instagram, and he was looking through his newsfeed when he accidently stumbled upon a video of seemingly two children taking part in sexually explicit actions. He closed Instagram right away and even deleted it. H...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Many other factors must be considered to answer your question with an answer it deserves. Consult and retain an experienced local criminal defense attorney ASAP. In today's environmental always be aware and beware.

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  • Any Criminal sexual conduct lawyers in the Fargo-Moorhead area?

    I need a good criminal sexual conduct attorney in the area. So far, most of the lawyers in the area I've seen state that they are criminal defense attorneys and I really don't know if it makes a difference, I'd like to know if there are any attorn...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Consult and retain an experienced local criminal defense attorney ASAP. Avvo's find a lawyer is a good place to start.

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  • Can I still plea innocent?

    I was arrested on a sex crime charge and I was told by the detective that all he needed from me was for me to admit it and apologize to the victim and everything would be over. I didn't want any more problems and although I didn't actually commit ...

    Raymond’s Answer

    ALWAYS Plead NOT GUILTY. It's a procedurally mandated(required) step in the process. It initiates the discovery stage of the case.
    Accused individuals give false statements on a regular basis. The reasons are varied. Police lies and mid information, "if you admit the wrongdoing, I'll put a good word in for you, or you'll go home, or it's just paperwork and it will help you. Police pressure, physical and/or psychological; concern for another person who is either the victim or is associated with the victim; if you don't admit what we already know us true you'll go to jail for a longer time. All lies. Be aware and beware.
    Complex questions require complex analysis.

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  • Can A Voice recording be admissable in court?

    My ex recorded someone without their knowledge. Can she use what that person said against me? Would the judge allow that in court for a custody hearing?

    Raymond’s Answer

    Local law will determine if this type of recording is admissible. A combination of the statute and the subjective application of the laws of evidence by the judge will device. Without a specific context a better response is limited. An experienced local lawyer is the best first step in determining the likelihood of admission.

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  • What should/shouldn't I write in my Pre-Trial Diversion letters? THEFT*

    What should I add in my letter of " Why is pre-trial intervention is more appropriate for me than deferred adjudication?". I am 18 and this my first offense. I am charged with Theft Class B. Thank you so much for your time.

    Raymond’s Answer

    Mitigation presentation must consider everything about the accused. This means that every positive act and event in the life of the defendant should be mentioned and verified. Verification is extremely important because then it's not just self serving but supported by independent information. All negatives must also be dealt with and explained but never offered as an excuse for the alleged wrongdoing. The presentation of the positive and negatives is critical. The presentation can be simple as in a memorandum or multimedia using photos and videos. Mitigation in minor cases is just as important as it is in major felonies.

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