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  • How long is the statute of limitation to prosecute for statutory rape?

    How long until the charges could no longer be reopened since my mom dropped them?

    James’s Answer

    They have at least 4 years to bring charges.

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  • If i do not pay the rest of this civil demand, what will happen?

    One day I stole two makeup items from Walmart. A security officer stopped me as I was walking out the door and told me to stay here. Two people from loss prevention walked me in the back and asked for the items back. I gave the items back (opened ...

    James’s Answer

    Nothing happens if you don't pay. These civil demand letters are essentially blackmail.

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  • What happens when I do become at the age of consent? What could be my defense with a chance to not have him in prison?

    My mother allowed me to consume alcohol the night I told her I had sex with me 19 year old boyfriend, while being 15. She has dropped charges but is truly using it against me. Shes taking advantage of this power. What will happen when I am 16, cou...

    James’s Answer

    Please see my answer to your other post.

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  • What can I do to end this situation?

    I ruined this guys life, he is 25. I told him I was 17, but I'm really 15. We had a relationship, and I may be pregnant. Now it looks like the legal system is getting involved. I don't know what to do, I lead him on... Now he's probably going to p...

    James’s Answer

    The fact you lied to him is not a defense. He needs to hire the best attorney he can afford because he is looking at serious prison time. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to end this situation.

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  • If my mom dropped the charges, can my boyfriend be charged when I'm 16, since we had sex while I was still a minor?

    I've been with this guy for two years now. We are both amazing students and Cadets in our ROTC program. He's now a senior and I am a sophomore. I trusted my mother enough to tell her we had engaged into sexual activity. At first she was okay with ...

    James’s Answer

    Not only can your mom still press charges the State of Georgia can still bring charges even if your mom doesn't want to. Once you're 16 the sex is legal, but he can still be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and/or custodial interference since you are under 18.

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  • How do I go about getting this situation handled

    I have an 8year old ticket in Georgia,but didn't find out till 3yrs agi when I went to renew that they were suspended.I never had a speeding ticket in my life.around 8yrs ago I pressed charges on a lady that used my info for tickets she received a...

    James’s Answer

    The easiest thing to do is hire an attorney to clear this for you. Otherwise, get all of your documentation concerning the person who used your ID, go to the clerk's office, get your case placed back on a calendar, and show everything to the prosecutor on your court date. He may drop the charges.

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  • Can I sue my lawyer for taking my money and not going to court at the last minute?

    In currently have to go to court on Monday and my Lawyer decided to drop my case yesterday. I already paid him. I'm going to court for and accident that I did not cause. I was hit. The other person lied and said I was with him at a party getting d...

    James’s Answer

    Maybe. We would have to see your retainer agreement, and know his reasons for withdrawing from the case before we could advise you.

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  • Can we withdraw a plea due to discrepencies in the discovery and ineffective representation?

    My husband took a guilty plea and was sentenced to 4 years in prison but after we reviewed the discovery we noticed that the times on the warrant and the police narrative and a few more things were conflicting. The lawyer received the discovery th...

    James’s Answer

    Please see my answer to your other post.

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  • Would it cause harm to his sentence if we withdraw the plea?

    My husband wants to withdraw his plea in his case due the fact that his lawyer didn't receive the discovery until the day of the plea agreement. The lawyer convinced us to take a plea but after we reviewed the discovery we seen that it had flaws i...

    James’s Answer

    Please see my answer to your other question.

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  • My Husband is being charged with 1st degree Forgery in Douglas county Ga.

    My Husband is being charged with 1st degree Forgery in Douglas county Ga. Will he be able to get a bond and does anyone know of some good attorneys that can handle Douglas county? I was told some scary things about this county and it's judicial sy...

    James’s Answer

    Please see my answer to your other post.

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