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Does a county sheriff have the authority to hold a person

Does a county sheriff have the authority to hold a person who has been arrested and charged with child cruelty? My step daughter spanked her 4 year old and it was video taped. I have not seen the video, but I was told the spanking was excessive. Bond was posted and paid on Monday, September 12 and I have been told every day this week the sheriff has not slowed down long enough to view the video. Therefore, the sheriff is continuing to hold her in the county jail. My step daughter is a first time offender and has never been in trouble, not even a speeding ticket. Can you please give me some advice. Oh, and I have been told by the public defender's office the sheriff is the one who decides on a court date. Is this true?

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We started receiving annoying harassing emails (not

We started receiving annoying harassing emails (not threatening) from an unknown email account. We have later determined that someone may have been attempting to get us into trouble making emails look like they are originating from us or something like that. I am not overly tech savvy, but some tech friends explained spoofing and other things to us. What is the likelyhood we need to seek a local attorney. Will law enforcement put much effort into this nonsense since they are not threatening if they are turned over to police? We have nothing to do with this, but after our tech friends talked to us we are concerned someone could make it appear they are from us. Please ask further questions if needed.

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Is theft of financial and tax records from a 501c3 by

Is theft of financial and tax records from a 501c3 by previous (and disgruntled) board members a criminal or civil issue? The non-profit is based in Oregon.

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In Florida, if the state tries a person for first degree

In Florida, if the state tries a person for first degree murder and loses - can it then try the same person again for involuntary manslaughter?

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I am writing a murder story that takes place in Florida. My

I am writing a murder story that takes place in Florida. My defendant accidentally strangles my victim with a rope while practicing BDSM.Does this accidental death qualify as first degree murder, or a lesser charge?

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How serious is the charge of Criminal Trespassing-Enter

How serious is the charge of Criminal Trespassing-Enter Structure, especially when there was never any criminal intent?

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Can one be prosecuted for rape when one individual is 14 and

Can one be prosecuted for rape when one individual is 14 and another 17in 2004 and if so it there a way to settle outside court to avoid prison time/felony charge and in state of new york

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If i filed a fals report how do i go about it and fix it so

if i filed a fals report how do i go about it and fix it so i can set things straight with myself and the courts

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In Kentucky, what distinguishes the degree of a crime?

In Kentucky, what distinguishes the degree of a crime? Specifically, what defines first degree burglary from second degree, third degree, etc. At what degree does burglary change from a misdemeanor to a felony? Or are all degrees classified as felonies?

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