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Stephen R. Allred

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  • If I DO NOT testify is there any chance the rape charges will go away? And what about the other charges?

    Husband arrested on demotic violence charges. All charges included 2 charges of rape, assault 2, assault 3 on a police officer, and threats to kill.

    Stephen’s Answer

    I'm assuming with these types of serious charges your husband has a good attorney. If you do not testify, that may result in the rape charged being dropped. However, is there other evidence that supports the rape charge? Medical documents? It's likely the other charges will still go forward, at least the assault on a police officer, because that would be the officer testifying about the assault. You should talk with husband's defense attorney.

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  • How can a person do the follow up required while working full time?

    My son went to watch the playoff football game with friends. He did have some beers. He thought once the game was over he would have time to have coffee etc. The group decided to up and leave. He drove to home but was stopped and given a DUI. ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Unfortunately, he's stuck having to do the classes as best he can. If he needs more time to complete them because of his work schedule then he should ask the court for additional time. He could look at doing his classes with another agency that offers clases at more convenient tiimes for his schedule. He would need to get permission from the court to do so. Sadly, the prosecutor and the court want the treatment done, and his employement is pretty far down their list of things to care about. Best of luck.

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  • What do I do can I go to jail.

    Ok I am so scared this guy has called my home, cell and my family's also claiming I owe a payday loan he keeps giving me a amount and date I know is not true he has the last 4 digits of my social and says if I don't pay the amount which is more t...

    Stephen’s Answer

    So he's claiming you've defaulted on a payday loan. That is not criminal, that is a civil action. As well, from your statements that he will not provide any information to you and is demanding money, it sounds like this is a scam. If this is truly your debt, he should have no trouble providing your with proof of you signing for a payday loan, and failing to make payments. Don't pay them anything until you've consulted an attorney. If they refuse to provide proof of a debt, it's likely a scam. If they truly want to collect they can file a civil lawsuit against you and then you would end up going to court to dispute it.

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  • Do I have sole custody?

    My ex and I have a son. He is on the birth certificate, we never married though. I left him recently due to several domestic violence incidents. I want to know if I have sole legal and physical custody of my son as his mother or if his father has ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    You will need to petition the court to determine custody, visitation, and child support. Technically, he has as much right ask you to take him. You need to hire an attorney and move things into court to obtain temporary orders for now. Use the Find a Lawyer tool on the site to locate Family Law attorneys. There a plenty of good choices.

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  • Now what that he is off probation? I mean spusifics because we know wrong is wrong and right is right. What are the rules?

    probation ended. Did all that was asked of him by judge. Did a 60 sec. inapropertite act in a drunken state. Off probation now what are the rules for the rest of his life? Left hanging and don't understand prossess. Has to reinlist on sex affe...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Please understand that the system isn't fair, but it's the best we have. From what you've described, he plead to some type of sex offense. If he's off probation, then he just needs to live a law abiding life. If he had an attorney, he should talk to his attorney about specifics. The big issue you discuss is the sex offender registry. He must be very vigilant in complying with the registry. He must read and reread the rules. Any change in housing, cars, jobs, and so forth must be immediately updated. Failure to comply with the registry will be a new violation.

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  • Is it possible to do this? Any precedent? Thank you in advance for your thoughts.

    I have been sentenced to 6 months of community control followed by another year of probation, an alcohol monitor for one year at the cost of $300/month, and court fines of $3000+ remain. I lost my job while in jail awaiting the sentencing for the ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    So what you're asking is can you do the 6 months in jail instead of all the probation. You should be able to modify the sentence. If you previously had an attorney, you should contact him or her. You need to get in front of the judge to change the sentence. Pretty sure it's do able.

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  • What is everyone's opinion on all of this?

    My fiance is being charged with robbery, assault with gbi, and assault with a deadly weapon. My fiance was involved in a bar fight and he was defending himself because the victim had a gun, which is reasonable because he was scared. The victim is ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    It sounds like there are a lot of inconsistencies and some very defensible elements to your fiance's case. You need to have a good defense attorney representing him. This is his life and liberty on the line. Hire the best attorney you can afford. Use the Find a Lawyer tool here to research attorneys in your area. Good luck.

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  • ASAP. My ex is threatening me that I raped her and she is thinking of filling rape charges against me. What do I need to do?

    I have been in a relationship for over 20 years and I have 4 kids with her. We broke up almost a year and 3 months and she kept sending abusive text messages every single day even though the court judgment says she can have communication only rel...

    Stephen’s Answer

    If she's been violating a no contact order, make sure you save the texts. You can report that to police and she would be charged. If she's threatening crying "rape" then you need to have a defense attorney retained. Do not talk to police without an attorney. If she does go to police, have your attorney contact them to try to head this off before it gets blown up. Avoid her at all costs. Any meeting for child exchange, make sure you have a 3rd party present. Do not respond to any threats by her.

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  • How do I find out his release date?

    My boyfriend was arrested July 3rd in Escambia county. He has been a trustee since August. He had court today and got sentenced to 11 months and 30 days. How do I find out when he will be released and also how do i find out about gaintime. He has ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    You should call the jail. He should have received credit for the time he's been in jail. The jail staff will be able to calculate his time and tell you when he should be getting out.

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