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  • How to drop charges against someone in greenville south carolina?

    The suspect is charged with strong armed robbery., conspiracy and assault an battery 1st degree. I want to drop charges. .pls help

    Raymond’s Answer

    Only the local prosecutor has authority to go forward or dismiss(drop) a charged offense. Consult and retain local experienced criminal defense counsel to assist you.

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  • Could a pro bono attorney get my innocent friend cleared of a life sentence because of attempted murder/sexual abuse"?

    About a year ago, my friend was arrested and charged with kidnapping, sexual abuse and attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend. The crime carries a sentence of life imprisonment with it. I am convinced of his innocence and believe him in saying t...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Meticulous preparation and investigation is the starting point of providing a winning defense. Implementation of the fruits of the defense theories by an experienced local criminal defense lawyer is the next step. Very serious and complex cases such as the one you described is best done by a defense team that includes 2 or more lawyers, paralegals, investigators and experts. Many Public Defender offices provide this type of team approach in very serious cases. Law school clinics, headed by local "expert" attorneys may also be available. Serious allegations require serious advocacy.

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  • Can my former employer prosecute me for theft

    I managed a company and stole some cash and quit while they where in the process of investigating.

    Raymond’s Answer

    The local prosecutor had the authority to file charges based on the investigation of the alleged wrongdoing.

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  • I have been charged with a misdemeanor. I have never been in any kind of trouble before. What are my chances of it dropping?

    I was charged with a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. My room mate pressed charges against me after verbally attacking me. I was half asleep when she verbally attacked me. I got up and pushed her and left no marks on her at all.

    Raymond’s Answer

    The decision to go forward or to dismiss("drop") a particular charge is within the discretion of the local prosecutor. Your explanation should assist the qualified local criminal defense attorney in arguing for your rights.

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  • 19 Years Old And Charged With Two counts Of conspiracy and two counts of first degree robbery 1st. How much time would be served

    Around how much time is that person looking at

    Raymond’s Answer

    Sentencing parameters are set by the local statutory law. It this case by Alabama criminal law. If you have the citation for the charges you can read the law tom determine the maximum and minimum sentence. Be aware however, that other laws may effect this initial calculation. The background of the accused is a very important factor that must be considered. The facts and circumstances of the alleged offense also must be considered. Thus, the question, " How much time is the person looking at?", is not a simple one. Sentencing is never simple math. It is never a certain charge equals a certain sentence. The complex mix of facts and laws is also effected by the subjective application by the particular judge that is assigned to the case. Complex situations require complex and thoughtful analysis by an experienced local criminal defense lawyer.

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  • Will counseling help my friend in the eyes of the court?

    My close friend committed a stupid crime and it was a felony. It dealt with robbery with a weapon but I won't go into great detail. He wanted cash for drugs. He's out on bond. Now he wants to get better and go into counseling while he's out. Will ...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Counseling is always a positive factor. Mitigation is key to explaining why a person may have broken the law. Mitigation is key to showing that the illegal act will not be repeated in the future by the accused. How and when the positive steps taken by the accused are presented to the court is best accomplished by a local experienced criminal defense lawyer.

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  • I was convicted of a sex offense in 1989 got out in 1991 and was off parole in 1993 ,do i have to register

    My conviction was before the sex offender registration law was passed

    Raymond’s Answer

    Yes, based on the way your question is posed. A specific statutory reference and a copy of the case disposition is needed to determine your required actions. Consulting a local experienced criminal defense lawyer is the best way to determine what, if anything you must do to comply with current law.

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  • What is thepenalty for simple battery in louisiana

    an simple argument turned into property damage..but when police arrived victim claimed he was struck once. there are no witnessses for the victim, or damage to alleged victims person...only their statement. i have a witness confirming my story.

    Raymond’s Answer

    Use the positive factors that you indicate as the starting point for developing specific theories of defense. Meticulous preparation is the best way to "win" in your case. Prepare and fight for your rights.

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  • I am on parole in Pennsylvania but live in NC, I may receive a first violation for PFA, what will happen?

    On parole for simple assault in PA, violated pfa when i sent 3 short text messages. I live and got my parole transferred to North Carolina. What should I expect/ do? Thank you.

    Raymond’s Answer

    Consult and retain an experienced local criminal defense lawyer ASAP. Developing specific theories of defense is best done by your attorney. Don't give up, prepare and fight.

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  • What can happen to a teacher that new of a possible sex crime against an 11 year old a year ago and it was the teacher's grandso

    The teacher did not report the incident the mother had came to her for advice and she convinced her because this was her grandson that this could not happen he would never do this but now he has admitted that he didn't do this is there laws that s...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Local law, in this case MO, will govern if and under what conditions the teacher is a mandatory reporter. The teacher should consult a local experienced lawyer and NOT talk to anyone about this without being represented by an attorney.

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