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  • Can a seller file felony theft charges, if they willingly give you something that you agree to pay for later?

    I was given done automotive parts and verbally agreed to pay for them, but I had a few unforeseen problems happen and it has set the payment back on the parts I agreed to pay for. Now the seller is threatening me with felony theft if I don't pay u...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Present this matter to the local prosecutor. Prosecutors review and then determine charges, if any.

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  • Is there anything legally I can do about a guy who was 4days from turning 18 and texting my 11yr old daughter about having sex

    My sister had seen some text messages from a guy who was 17 only 4 days from 18 they were to my 11yr old girl he was telling her he had six inches and asked how she likes to do it. The cops were called and they said since he was still a minor the ...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Contact a local lawyer to assist you in this matter.

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  • Hello I have a friend that got caught with 35 Xanax pills in Louisiana. What can happen to him?

    He has POSS CDS 1 2nd offense-served that time. 2. Fugitive from justice-released to other jurisdiction... served that time What's the worst than can happen to him?

    Raymond’s Answer

    Sentencing parameters (the best and worst sentence that the sentencing judge can order) are governed by the laws in the specific jurisdiction where the case is filed. If you have a citation to the charges you can review the charging law and determine the sentencing range. This is a good question but a better one is what steps can be taken to obtain the best sentence under the facts and circumstances in the case. Only an experienced lawyer after a detailed analysis is in a position to render that type of opinion.

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  • Can a prisoner apply for voluntary leave while still incarcerated although he/she served their time?

    a relative of mine was sentenced to two class C felonies and he/she is a permanent resident. He/She served their time in a county jail already and is still held in the prison. can the law enforcement release the prisoner to DHS although he/she has...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Complex questions require a complete review and analysis of the facts, circumstances and procedural history of the case. Contact an experienced lawyer who will take the time to mdo ust that.

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  • What can I do if I am about to sentenced to a substantial amount of time for a murder I did not commit what should I do?

    I am in quite a fix I'm about to be sentenced to 15 years for a murder I did not commit or have anything to do with & there saying they know everything, & are telling me my friends gave them all they need to know & I cannot afford a lawyer but ne...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Request an appointed lawyer or retain an experienced local criminal defense attorney ASAP. Do not agree to go forward at the sentencing hearing.

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  • If the victim in a simple assault case makes a false police statement while being intoxicated. Hurt me at trial.

    She has told the DA she lied several times and he still won't drop the charge's. Because he has witness who said that they saw me hitting her was not true like she has stated several times. They saw us struggling over the car keys because I was no...

    Raymond’s Answer

    "Changing her story" is an important event in a criminal case. Recantation confuses the fact pattern. Any thing that confuses the fact pattern can be used for the benefit of the accused by an experienced local defense lawyer.

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  • Is it a bad idea to switch attorneys in federal criminal cases?

    My husband has a court appointed attorney for his federal drug conspiracy charge, and neither of us feel like he is working for my husband. He will not accept any phone calls from my husband even though they are free, nor return any emails sent to...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Switching lawyers is the absolute right of the defendant. Communication between the attorney and his/her client is, without question, the most important part of the attorney/client relationship. This doesn't mean that the client has to always agree with the lawyer or vice versa. The real question is "Will a change of attorneys help the defendant?" A second or even third opinion by a local experienced criminal defense lawyer is the first step in determining the answer to that question. Repeating the obvious, without communication, both ways, the attorney/client relationship is of questionable value to the client.

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  • In California

    how much time for assault with a deadly weapon (firearm)?

    Raymond’s Answer

    Sentencing parameters are a complex mix of statutory and case law. Sentencing parameters for a specific case are an more complex mix of statute, caselaw and the case specific facts and circumstances, as applied by the subjective application of the sentencing judge. Read the statute and the caselaw and then consult a local experienced lawyer.

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  • Rule 15(a)’s 21-day time limit (multiple defendants)

    Do the Federal Rules address the issue of multiple defendants filing answers (or motions) on different days? When does the 21-day clock begin to run, after the first answer or motion is filed, or the last?

    Raymond’s Answer

    Civil vs Criminal? If criminal the time limits are case specific.

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  • What is statute of limitations --Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242 and Title 18, U.S.C., Chapter 73

    I was deprived of my civil rights by a law enforcement officer, then he falsified a report to cover up his crimes against me. I have acquired evidence that the "investigating officer" was probably involved in the falsification and coverup. He is...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Five years but the application of a SL to a specific fact pattern is a complex matter that requires all of the facts and circumstances in the case. It also requires an experienced local attorney.

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