I need some advice.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): New York
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I am 20 M years old.
Until you hear back, there is not much you can do. It would be advisable to at least have an attorney lined up in case they come back with criminal charges. In no circumstance should ever speak to them again without an attorney. The only reason they want to speak to you is to build their case.If you don't have a lawyer you know, you'd do best contacting one of the New York lawyer referral services listed by the American Bar Association. You can see those herehttp://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/lris/directory/main.cfm?id=NYPlease remember to only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", please stop and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I am not paid unless I get a rating of 3 to 5 Stars/Smiley Faces. If I have helped you with your question, please give me an appropriate rating so that I get credit for helping you. Thank you, Nate
Ok, so if they do come back with charges nothing they did would help me out?
The price was chosen when I responded and it did end up being a lengthy question, which is fine. There is nothing I can do about that at this point but I'm certainly more than happy to follow up with you. Based on what you've described, they have not done anything wrong. Being unfriendly is part of their job. If you signed Miranda waivers your statements are admissible. But, it does not appear you said anything incriminating. That means there is no harm there. As for the phone, you may have signed something like you said. I cannot tell what that means or whether it is going to mean anything. It's fairly standard that items are confiscated as part of an investigation, though. Once the investigation is concluded, however long that takes, you'll get it back.In the meantime, in these situations, the only thing to do is hurry up and wait, and be ready if they come back with criminal charges by having a lawyer on call.
Ok thank you for your time. If they do come back with charges, what can I expect, as the crime, and what would the sentence be.A follow up with you after they contact me would be awesome, How would I do that and how much would it cost.
It depends on what is alleged, whether it's just inappropriate touching (sexual batter) or something more severe, like rape. There's no way to know that right now and they have no legal obligation to give you a head's up on it. Feel free to bookmark my specific question site, which is www.nateanswers.com. I'll be happy to follow up. You choose the price of the question on how much you need to know at the time. In the meantime, please be sure to leave a positive rating for my assistance today.Thanks!Nate
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