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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.I am sorry to hear of this situation for you.Can you tell me what the charge is exactly so I can look up a few laws for you, please?
Thank you.I suggest that because of the seriousness of this charge, he will want and need to have local legal representation. If you cannot afford a private attorney then he should be consulting with the Public Defender.The crime carries the possible penalty of up to 10 years in prison. And so he will want to have a local attorney who can evaluate everything as per the "victim's" statement, etc.
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I can appreciate what you are going through. And I am sorry you need to endure this situation.I suggest he does not want to discuss anything about this charge with anyone but a local attorney. He can also consult with the Public Defender if you cannot afford a local private attorney. I am sure this is very heartbreaking for you. But of course he needs to be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt before any sentence can be imposed.
So if he consults with a local criminal defense attorney and is unable to afford one, then he should go to the Public Defender.
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Thank you and good luck with all of this.