If she was 15 and I was 20 at the time of the sexual act, but technically I'm 4 years and 3 months older than her. Would I still be considered 5 years older by the law?
Excellent answer by Attorney Cameron. If this is a hypothetical question continue your research; if this is a real life concern contact an experienced local criminal defense lawyer ASAP.See question
He was convicted of murder in 2006. He is in prison serving a sentence of 25-life. No plea was offered. Is there any way he could try and work out a deal? Or reduce his sentence?
A detailed review of the procedural history is necessary to respond to your inquiry. The 6 year hiatus since the conviction is a negative factor. An experienced local federal defense lawyer, after a detailed review of the case, will be in a position to determine if any relief is possible.See question
The guy through gun in back seat of the car but at the time was not holding the gun so my cousin caught case but gun is not his but we both held the hand gun on their Facebook page. They book him for possession of firearms/defaced serial numbers
Your question and fact specific concerns are justified. Regrettably, an attorney's opinion regarding outcomes is dependent on multiple additional factors. An experienced local criminal defense lawyer, after a detailed intake, will be in the best position to determine the range of outcomes and more importantly, the differnet approaches available to protect the accused.See question
I was told I needed to sign a receipt and release form and return it to my sister who's the executor in order to close the estate. But I don't know exactly what it is. We have got our checks and everything is sold but i don't know what I should as...
Your caution is justified. Request support and verification from the executor for the detail on the form. An experienced local lawyer can advise you as to more specific steps to take.See question
I know the legal age of consent is 17 but is there an age range ?
It depends is the best response to your inquiry. If the 27 year old person is in a position of authority then the statute indicates a potential charge. The definition of "position of authority" is quite broad and subjectively applied. Be Aware and Beware.See question
I am 18 years old. I have a question concerning Statutory Rape Laws in Georgia, as well as the Romeo and Juliet Law. However, I'm still unclear on how that works. The person in question is 16 years old. I am not in a relationship with them at the ...
Many times what is "legal" is not smart. Be aware and BEWARE. Also be aware that the determination of legality is made by a judge or a jury after charges have been filed by the local prosecutor based on subjective information provided by the person(s) involved. The answer to your question is a complex mix of law and facts.See question
My sister was making fun of by a girl younger then her. The girl came to my house and wanted to fight her and she threw the first punch. Then they both fought but my sister hurt her more.
The decision to arrest and charge a person is in the local law enforcement authority. Thus, the decision is subjective. The facts provided could support an arrest of either or both of the persons involved.See question
At Pretrial, will the DA recommend a plea agreement then the defense attorney will offer a different plea until they can agree on a fair plea agreement? Or does the DA offer a plea and that's all there is to offer?
Similar in the sense that there is a back and forth dialogue between the prosecutor and the defense attorney. If an offer was made by the prosecutor and that was it then it's not a negotiation. Each situation is different depending upon the charges, the case specific facts and circumstances, the background of the accused, mitigating factors, public and media attention to the specific case, the judge's propensities, the attorney's and a many other factors.
The essential difference is that what is a stake is the future and the freedom of the person accused. This difference is the focus of all serious defense lawyers. Plea negotiation is about never giving up until the best possible outcome for the accused is attained.
When I was 15 years old I ran away with my 19 year old boyfriend. We crossed state lines and had sex, so he is being charged with Kidnapping and stagatory rape. I am 18 years old now and he is 21, the case has been on the docket for 2 1/2 years no...
Getting or being married does not operate as legal defense but it may mitigate the situation.See question
IS A ELEVEN YEAR OLD BOY A MANIOR
If "go out with" is code for have sex with, Clearly the answer is yes. The age of consent for sexual contact is governed by local (state) law. 11 is not even close.See question