the plaintiff died dec 4 2012 of a drug over dose..will it be dismissed?? the court date untill jan 10 2013
Criminal Defense Attorney
Yes. You can be charged.
However, I assume that you are more concerned with whether you can be convicted, which is a wholly different situation. The reality is that A&B charges are difficult to prove when there are no witnesses. Unless the prosecution has excellent direct evidence, circumstantial evidence can be easily defeated with a good attorney.
Go see someone right away.
Family Law Attorney
Yes you can still be charged as I understand it although I'm licensed in California. Hire a good lawyer.
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The answer was yes yesterday and will be yes tomorrow. There will be no magic words. Engage an attorney Nd defend yourself.
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Yes you can be charged. get an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your area to assist you.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Yes, you can be charged. I believe that your actual concern is whether you can be convicted. Without a witness or victim, it will be a difficult case for the prosecution to prove, however, it can be done.
It is in your best interest to retain an attorney to represent you. If you cannot afford to retain an attorney, you can ask the court to appoint one for you.
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If you can afford to hire an attorney, it would be best to do so. There are exceptions to the rule of evidence prohibiting hearsay that can be used to prove the case against you even if the complainant is deceased. Furthermore, the prosecutor may claim, accurately or not, that there is other corroborating evidence that can be used against you.
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