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My name is***** have over 16 years experience in the law. Should you like to chat on the phone I am happy to for a nominal cost. Let me know at any time during our question and answer session if you are interested I am happy to give you more details.I am sorry for this dilemma.They can arrest. That is, the threshold for arrest/charges under the criminal justice system is "probable cause". This means, evidence that tends to show a crime was committed and that the person arrested/charged is responsible for the crime.So they could arrest.And the allegations are serious. The could charge you with sexual interaction with a child, which is a felony.If they do arrest, perhaps the best thing you can do is invoke your right to remain silent.While they need very little evidence to bring charges, to convict the state must prove the case against you, beyond a reasonable doubt. If you remain silent (do not give any statement) and the only evidence the police have is statements from a 4 year old? Frankly it would not surprise me if the charges are dropped. But even if they take it to trial, this would be a tough case for the state to win...again, assuming you do not provide a statement and there is no other evidence int he case.
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The complaint from the 4 year old IS evidence. That would be enough to allow arrest.They would then investigate....they can perform an examination of the child to see if there is any evidence to corroborate his story. So they can certainly arrest you. This is why, if they do, i would be wise to invoke your right to remain silent and to hire an attorney to represent you. If you can not afford an attorney, the court will appoint you counsel.Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
Yes. They can. But again, this is part of the preliminary process. IF they bring charges, you get a lawyer...and your lawyer can be involved to access all of the evidence about how the child was interviewed by the police.Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
Ma'am you have to talk to the lawyer you want to hire and ask them what they charge. I can not speak for them.
But if you are on SSI? Most likely you will qualify for a lawyer, at no cost, from the court.Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
They will do their own investigation. They will share information with the police (since they both work for the state). But they purpose of their investigation is different than for the police. CPS is focused on protecting the child. The police are focused on convicting the perpetrator.
Ma'am I can not tell you specifically what the police will or will not do. that is up to the police officer in charge of the investigation. I respectfully ***** ***** rate the answer as that is the only way I receive credit for my work
She can make this report to any law enforcement officer in the state.Again, I respectfully ***** ***** rate the answer, so I may receive credit for my work