My daughter is the victim of an assault and battery case. The solicitor wants her to come answer some questions. She does not want to talk to them. Does she have to go?
Ultimately if a case goes to trial, the prosecutor will need to go over testimony with the victim. There are many reasons that the prosecution could need to discuss the case with your daughter. If she is uncomfortable, she can meet with the victim advocate first. The victim advocate frequently works with younger victims so they are less intimidated when they first meet with the prosecutor.See question
On application, I checked No to have you ever been convicted or plead guilty to a crime. However, on the background it is showing up as a DUI and stating that I lied on my application. I was under the impression that a DUAC would not show up on ...
No, on an application with any entity within the state. This is a civil penatly, like a speeding ticket, but with some of the same punishments of a DUI. Your DUI ticket should be dismissed and then expunged, and a new ticket issued for DUAC.
However, if you are answering a federal questionnaire, or looking to get a security clearance, I would certainly divulge the initial DUI - which you were not found guilty of. The Feds are not bound by our statutes, and only complete honesty on one of their questionnaires can get you to a security clearance. if you are caught in what they consider a lie, you will never get a security clearance.See question
Hi, I'm 17 and I have a boyfriend who is 26. We live in South Carolina where the age of consent is 16. Is it legal for us to engage in sexual intercourse without legal repercussions?
All of the attorneys who have answered are correct. One of the major "other" laws of which to beware is one known as Contributing to the Delinquency of a minor. If you miss school because you are with him, ingest alcohol or other drugs that he has given you, swear and use curse words because of him, etc. then criminal charges may ensue.See question
My son gave a friend, who was drunk, a ride home. He had just gotten her into her home when her ex-boyfriend busted through the door punched my son and then proceeded to stab him twice. He had to be taken to the hospital to get stitches for the in...
Unless the person who stabbed your son has assets from which to recover, a civil suit will likely yield an uncollected judgment. Insurance wont cover intentional acts of violence. Other attorneys have mentioned restitution which may repay some damages at the end of the criminal case, but he really should ask the victim advocate about the victims fund maintained by the state. It can pay up to 50 thousand in bills for victims of crimesSee question
Can confessing to messing with someone's car be used against me if it was through Instagram dms?
It depends on what you said. If you showed a picture of yourself vandalizing property, then likely yes.See question
I was in an accident on 3/18/2017 the person at fault has the same insurance company as I. The property damage part has been settled, My car was totaled. I did suffer injuries from the incident. I am trying to handle the injury part on my own for ...
These attorneys are correct. The insurance comany is going to put an adjuster one the case who has no incentive to you snythingSee question
Question, If i quit or get fired from my job and I have PTO time does the company have to pay me that time or do I loose it? thanks Jim
Pto or paid time off is handled by differently by many companies differently. How they adress it in your circumstance may depend on seniority and the type of job you have . if you're entitled to the time off with pay, you should be allowed to take the time and collect check for it. Is often paid thirty days fro!m the date of termimnation, but could sooner.See question
My son who is almost 15 has Autism spectrum disorder. A month ago his bus driver got into an agreement with my son then threated to kick his @SS, got in his face then told him that he would follow him off the bus. My son got off the bus and the dr...
Y,I echo the prior advice about retaining an attorney, but would observe that you indicated there was a video of the incident. Your first priority should be to get a copy of the video and review it yourself, if you have not already, and verify if it supports what your son has told you, then bring it to the attention of the school building manager (formerly called principals), the superintended and then the board. If there is an IEP, review the IEP for what it says vis a vis your son's transportation. It sounds like the driver should be disciplined, but driver may not have been made aware of your son's special needs, and perhaps the IEP needs rewriting, or not. There is also an Office of Special Education programs in DC which has an office of civil rights that you can contact about this situation.See question
My cousin has chosen represent himself in court for a 1st degree burglary charge. He refuses to get a lawyer. He has been sitting there since the summer of 2015 and he has cases from 2014. He has been denied a bond reduction 2x, I believe, because...
There are a number of reasons that cases take a long time to get to trial. First Degree Burglary carries up to life imprisonment, so the cousin really needs a lawyer. However, in answer to your question, after 535 days of age, the case has to be reviewed by a Circuit Court Judge and without very good reason not to, it gets scheduled at the 535 day roster meeting.See question
Wife filed for divorce.
the filing for divorce would require that the 401K be valued at the time of filing. so further contributions to it, would not generally adhere to her benefit. The 529 is for the children, but can be used for other purposes, you would just have to pay taxes on the appreciation if used for another purpose, and it is a good thing to continue to put money into; however, it is more expensive to have two households than one, and child support/alimony are based on your gross income, not taking into consideration deductions from your paycheck.See question