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  • Is it a crime against a child

    My four children (3 are adults now) just told me they were forced by their father (step-father to 2) to watch porn at least once. One child said his father forced him more than once and made the child sit on his lap and the man rubbed his erectio...

    Mary’s Answer

    Yea. This is a crime. You need to contact police and CPS to report it asap.

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  • Will a judge require an inmate to stay in jail longer than a weekend over a traffic warrant?

    My husband ( who is a CO ironically enough) was arrested this Friday morning over an active traffic warrant in Las Vegas. He has been detained all weekend and will see the judge via video on Monday at 9:45am. Now, is it likely that the judge will ...

    Mary’s Answer

    Honestly, it depends on the judge and what the traffic offense was. Since he is a CO, he likely does not have a criminal record which weighs in his favor. However, the fact that he was arrested previously and did not take care of it weighs against him. It would be in your husbands best interest for you to consult with a criminal defense attorney. Most criminal defense attorneys provide free consultations.

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  • Returning to court for pending marijuana charges, what can I expect?

    a year ago I got a ticket for simple marijuana possession. The judge told me if I stay out of trouble for a year I'll be able to petition the court so they can take the charge off my record. I've been clean for 10 months and my court date is next ...

    Mary’s Answer

    Good work in completing your requirements. If everything is done and the negotiations are as you state, the charges should be dismissed. This means you will not have a conviction on your record. However, the arrest and disposition of the case will still be available to law enforcement. If you wish to have it fully "off your record" you will need to petition to seal it. You will be eligible to seal as soon as the charge is dismissed. Consult with an attorney as soon as possible after your case is dismissed because the sealing process can be long.

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  • In 2003 i was charged with a domestic violence charge. i am in process of having it pardoned. Are all my gun rights gone?

    I have never never been in trouble with the law except for this once. I am not sure what i can and can't do with this in my life.

    Mary’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. You do not have the right to possess a firearm until this matter is resolved and your rights are fully restored.

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  • I want to know what I can do

    I was 16 and had sex for 14 yr. old just like many kids are age does. They charged me with Lewdness. I took plea deal for probation without my parents around. They didn't give me probation they gave me 10 yrs. I expired my sentence and they ...

    Mary’s Answer

    You need to talk with an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case. No one on this website can properly analyze this case without much more information. however, this is not a confidential site. So, put down your keyboard and pick up your phone to schedule a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney!

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  • Is it possible to get a record sealed in Nevada for a misdemeanor Hit and Run when I had a DUI expunged in California before?

    I had a DUI prior to this incident in California. I had it expunged and I am currently off probation. I was wondering if I am able to get a misdemeanor "Hit and run" charge record sealed that happened in Nevada earlier this year if I used my exp...

    Mary’s Answer

    A prior expungement should not affect your ability to seal your current case. Contact an experienced attorney in your area to discuss the specifics of your case. Most criminal defense attorney provide free consultations.

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  • Will bail be revoked and individual re-incarcerated if arrested on a new charge while out on bail and awaiting trial?

    If an individual is out on bail (murder charge) in Nevada and is arrested for a DUI in Utah while out on bail, will his bail be revoked and will he be re-incarcerated in Nevada? Or will they wait for the outcome of the DUI charge in Utah?

    Mary’s Answer

    Given the seriousness of the charges, there is a good possibility that the person's bail will be revoked. It is imperative that you speak with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney right away. The attorney can investigate the facts of both cases and give you specific advice on your best legal strategy. This is not a confidential website so do not disclose any additional information here. Most attorneys will do free consultations.

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  • My house was raided and I am being charged with gun and marijuana charges what are my chances of probation?

    This is my first offense. I don't have any priors. Army veteran. They found around 2oz of marijuana and a shotgun with a scratched serial number. I'm currently enrolled in college and am also expecting a new born in January.

    Mary’s Answer

    There are many factors to consider in determine whether probation will be granted, including personal characteristics and background as well as the nature of the office. You would be wise to consult privately and confidentially with a criminal defense attorney in your area.

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  • In the state of Nevada can a 17 year old female date a 20 year old male?

    A 17 year old female and 20 year old male want to be in a relationship together, but the mother of the female believes it's illegal.

    Mary’s Answer

    The age of consent is generally 16, assuming both parties are consenting and are legally able to consent. Different rules may apply if the female is mentally or psychologically challenged, if the parties are closely related, if one party is in a position of authority (like a teacher), if one party is not consenting or under other special circumstances.

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  • Is it legal for the DA to threaten to charge a defendant with additional crimes if he refuses to take a plea deal?

    Sept. 2012 I was arrested 4 violating TPO, resist arrest, mal. destr. of prop, and felony home invasion. Viol. TPO was droppd . Jan. 2013 DA filed only one charge of felony home inv. At1st meet wth my pub def he said he believed I had winnable de...

    Mary’s Answer

    Unfortunately yes. As long as the statute of limitations has not run and the charges are not barred by double jeopardy, they are within their power to file the charges, not file the charges, or use them as a part of a negotiation.

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