Mario Del Prado’s Answers

Mario Del Prado

San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. First time getting charged with continous family violence will the state pick charges up?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    2. Mario Del Prado
    3. Edgardo Rafael Baez
    3 lawyer answers

    You cannot prevent it, unfortunately. However, whether the state actually prosecutes the case is another issue. Your boyfriend will probably get the best outcome by insisting on a speedy trial. That should force the issue - hopefully to a more successive outcome. Remember, you are under no obligation to speak to any attorney - prosecutor or defense attorney. The state cannot require you to speak with them. If you are subpoenaed you must only appear for court and you don't have to speak to...

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  2. I am 19 and my girlfriend is 16, her parents want to press charges against me for having sex with her, do I have a defense

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Carlson
    2. Cynthia Russell Henley
    3. Mario Del Prado
    3 lawyer answers

    Under the sexual assault statute, if you were not more than 3 years older than your girlfriend, and the activity was otherwise consenual, than you'd have an affirmative defense.