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What am I dealing with here? All I`m getting is a round around. If you cannot help me I will call my american express and cancel. you are giving me no service what so ever. Thats why I use my amex card. They`ll get me out of this .
I know some of his oast criminal history. I `m not sure of why he violated his probation.I do not know the true facts about the new alligations,only what hes told me.
I do not know if the family wants to proscute him or not .He says he`ll walk away from this free according to his lawyer. Theres no D.N.A. and it was a 15 months from the time time this happened to the time of arrest. Theres no proof at all.
Iknow some of the the criminal history. Not sure how he violated his probation .batin l
A great deal of the outcome here is contingent upon the facts of the new allegations. This, of course, is the reason I asked the earlier questions. If the allegations are false, then he may be in great shape. As you don't seem to know much about the facts, I'll need to speculate a bit.
As a former prosecutor and current defense attorney, I've handled quite a few sex offense cases, many involving minors. These cases are difficult to prosecute. First, the alleged victims are inherently unreliable. Witnesses that young are rarely able to supply competent and compelling testimony. Further, the parents often don't even want them to testify in the first place.
Assuming the attorney is correct, he could quite likely be out from behind all of this be December of next year. For his sake, I certainly hope this is true...
If not, he could be facing a lengthy prison term. First, as you can imagine, sexual activity with a minor under the age of 12 is extremely serious. Additionally, with his lengthy criminal history, he would be treated very harshly. If convicted of an offense of this nature, he could quite likely spend the rest of his life in prison.
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