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  • Can i sue civilly for assault?

    Someone assaulted me (punched me in the face) had to get 4 stitches on my upper lip. There is a good police report with 4 different statements (1 from police officer, 1 from the detective who took pictures of me, 1 from the paramedics, and 1 from ...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Yes, a civil and a criminal case can be brought in the fact pattern you describe. Liability is the first prong and damages is the second prong in the civil action. Damages are based on medical costs and pain & suffering. Whether a lawyer will take your case is dependent on many factors that need to be discussed and analyzed by a local experienced lawyer.

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  • What all can i do? I was seeing if i could make them pay for medical costs and everything else I can!

    My son(4) was sexually abused by a neighbor's son (12).

    Raymond’s Answer

    Medical and counseling costs are included is restitution calculations for the victims of sexual abuse on a regular basis. Documentation is key to show the connection of the treatment to the wrongdoing. The local prosecutor and the advocates that support victims should provide you with additional guidance in this regard.

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  • What is the best way to deal with this, I don't even know what to do?

    My 11 year old daughter got into an altercation on the bus with a little boy who has been antagonising her for a long time. He threw a mechanical pencil at her and she got up and stabbed him with it. I know that she was wrong for reacting like tha...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Your online AVVO inquiry is a good first step in protecting your daughters rights. The next best step is retaining a local experienced attorney who will listen to your concerns and develop a plan to oppose the allegations. The court may appoint an attorney when the case comes up in court.

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  • HOW MUCH TIME CAN A PERSON GET FOR VIOLATING A STAY AWAY ORDER WITH VIOLENCE?

    If someone was arrested and charged with simple assault and the court ordered a stay away order until the next court date, but the person violated the order 5 days before the court Because he was with the 6 months pregnant girlfriend ( who the sta...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Local law, in this case, DC law will govern the range of sentencing available to the sentencing judge after a hearing on the merits. If you know the citation of the charge you can research the law. Even with that knowledge the best way to determine options and strategies for the accused is via a local experienced criminal defense lawyer.

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  • Do we need Atty for him

    Grandson, a minor 16 charged with breaking and entering/simple assault. He has a Juvenile Court date later this month, does he need Atty. Never been in trouble before. National Honor Roll student, on the school baseball team. We were told probab...

    Raymond’s Answer

    In any situation involving the rights and future of an individual an experienced local attorney is required. Trusting the prosecution and the judge to do the "right thing" is not foolish. The mitigation you suggest needs to be presented at the right time in the best way to protect your grandson.

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  • How do you get letters turn to number

    My son was charge 1st. Murder in PA. His codefendant lied on the stand he got off and my son has lnp. There were a lot mistakes how do we get letters turn to number

    Raymond’s Answer

    Options and approaches in this type of situation are dependent upon the procedural history and the timing of your son's case. This is not a simple matter. Consult a local, PA, lawyer who will take the time to listen to you, study the history of the case and then explain what can and an not be done to protect your son's rights.

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  • Can I press any sort of charges ?

    I was raped by brother when I was 12. He was 18. My parents were told but did not want to hear as they were old school and he was their only son. My parents have now passed away. Is there anything I can do ?

    Raymond’s Answer

    Each state, in this matter South Dakota, has it's own statutes that govern the period within which an action(charge) may be filed. Consult local sexual abuse advocacy groups to determine your rights and options.

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  • How long do you think it could take for the investigation to last? How long before this person gets arrested?

    Financial advisor embezzled money from clients. What started as a local case has been taken over by the FBI and it has already been a year. We were told because he stole money from different clients in different states that this case was taken on ...

    Raymond’s Answer

    The quick answer is as long the investigating agency wants and needs to connect the dots. Unless a specific statute of limitations hampers the investigation the FBI, in fact any federal law enforcement agency, will take a long time to complete it's investigation in of this type of criminal activity. Easy to say but hard to do, patience is key.

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  • Will the persons admission be revoked if I told the office of administration about this situation?

    I transmitted chlamydia from a person, intentionally. They had knowledge about the infection and I transmitted it from them sexually. This person has an admission to college in Delaware state. I want to let the Dean of this university know this pe...

    Raymond’s Answer

    The school will determine, based on it's policy and procedures, what will happen. Each University has it's own "rules" that govern the reporting, investigation and procedures to be used.

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  • I am on probation in the state of Minnesota for a non sex related crime. I am wanting to have intimate relations with a 16 year

    Intimacy

    Raymond’s Answer

    Consult a local experienced criminal defense lawyer to review and explain the age of consent in MN.

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