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What kind of information do the police typically request

What kind of information do the police typically request from an employer regarding an employee who is being investigated as an accessory after to sexual assault and accessory to victim intimidation.

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Zoey_ JD

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I have a question about the legal process- I was assaulted

I have a question about the legal process- I was assaulted in my home by my ex fiancé last year- he was indicted by a grand jury for domestic assault felony charge and we have been moving ever so slowly through the court process and we're finally to the trial phase as he had refused the plea bargain- he had bonded of of jail in December after being in jail for about five months - and in the time from December till August he was up to more trouble which wnded in him contacting me directly which wa a violation of the conditions of bond and a warrant was issued and he later that night cut off his Gps ankle monitor. After several weeks he was apprehended by the us marshalls and he now has several new charges in the same county - now for fraud and false statement to procure credit - each have a bond set for $10,000- once he's done here he will have to go to another county to deal with a sexual assault charge there and his violation of probation on felony dwi - my question is for the charges in this county (Tarrant). He had an initial appearance and my assault case for lumped in with the other two and now all three are lumped together for a court date next month for a consultation- I feel like I'm starting back at square one where we were almost done and aboit to go to trial. The da states the other two charges are unindicted - so I don't understand that exactly and I don't understand what will happen with the domestic violence case - I'm just ready to be done and move on and forget this whole nightmare with this man-

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Zoey_ JD

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This is my first time doing this so here it goes, My husband

Hello, this is my first time doing this so here it goes, My husband is currently encarcerated in a south texas prison, his original conviction was in 2008 he recieved a sentence of 99 years x3 for 3 convictions of aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than 14 . he spent 4 years in a maximun security prison, in2012 his attorney won oral arguments due to the judge not letting his family in the courtroom stating there was no room in the courtroom whenthere was, our court appointed attorney was at least smart enough to take pictures of the courtroom, his case was overturned he was released. had a retrial in 2912 with only 1 charge, we had a bench trial with the same judge and same DA with the stipulations that his max sentence would be 45 years we had a probation officer contact us as well as my family and my neighbors with good responses from all, he was told he was at a very low risk for recitivism(spelling may be wrong) when we had the bench trial the judge gave him 45 years our appeals have been exhausted. He was at no time convicted of any penetration only touching but still has aggravated sexual assault as his conviction, how can that be and how do I get help with a case like this the sentence did not fit his crime at all, all this happened with him in 2002. I do not have a lot of money I am a licence vocational nurse and I work for the veterans administration and my husband served in desert storm. if you could please at least advise me what I need to do or where to start. thank you for your time.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: texasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yes we had a court appointed appeal attorney out of austin tx but since all appeals have been exhausted he said he is no longer associated with this caseJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: nothing really told me we would have to have the judge, DA and the sherriff of the county he was convicted in to all agree on a sentence reduction or I could see if the victim who is now 26 yrs old to write a letter stating she wanted him punished but not 45 years which is not going to happenJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: why is his conviction aggravated sexual assault when I just looked that up and there has to be penetration for there to be aggravated assault and there was not

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Dwayne B.

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Son is charged with institutional assault and corruption of

Son is charged with institutional sexual assault and corruption of a minor. She a 17 yr old in the mental health unit. She has history of acting out for attention. My son works housekeeping there. He is high functioning aspergers, 33 his social skills of a teenager with no street smarts. An easy "target" for people to take advantage of him. Detective solicited an admission from my son that the girl "touched him".He is a workaholic and was interrogated after working 16 hrs with only a few hrs sleep before beginning his double shift.A portion of his difficulties is that when put under pressure or conflict he will agree to stop the pressure. In this case the detective told him if he made an admission he could go home.He has hired an attorney. The attorney is not interested in pursuing my sons "weaknesses" due to his disability. He is showing no interest in challenging my sons confession. He has not talked with hospital personnel to gain knowledge of the girls motivation.

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Alex J. Esq.

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My son had 2 warrants for his arrest. He was arrested. He

My son had 2 warrants for his arrest. He was arrested. He has been in jail for 3 months now, but has not been charged or had a hearing. Shouldn't he be released if he has not been formally charged?

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Ely

Counselor at Law

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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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P. Simmons

Attorney

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I am entering into a roommate agreement with a 42-year-old

I am entering into a roommate agreement with a 42-year-old lady who moved to the city recently. The deal is good, it will save me about $500 a month. I am a clean, respectful person and want to make sure I am protected in case of any false allegation from my roommate in future. Eg. rape, sexual assault, theft, misdemeanor, felony, battery etc etc. Is there a way to protect myself? If yes, what should I do? If there is no way I can protect myself, I will continue to live alone. Please let me know.

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Barrister

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Our daughter 17 was raped by a 24 yr old who got her drunk

Our daughter 17 was raped by a 24 yr old who got her drunk at a party. He was the one who brought the alcohol to several minors. He raped her while she was passed out/asleep. We are prosecuting and have done everything including a rape kit but was done 60 hours after the rape when we found out. The exam showed abrasions to her labia and blood on her cervix. She woke up to this happening and pushed him off and left so we are doubting any semen. SO we have a he said she's said he is saying it was consensual. He has a record, He has been arrested 9 times, 5 of them for giving alcohol to minors. Our daughter is in counseling and is having good and bad days. We are supporting her and believe her 100%. My fear is he will go free. Do we need an attorney or do we wait for the prosecutors? And what if he gets off on lack of evidence and he sues us can/does that happen?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Ohio and May 22JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No only policeJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No that is the story in a nut shell.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Loren

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My friend was arrested/accused of assault. He had only met

My friend was arrested/accused of sexual assault. He had only met this woman once, He is innocent however had been caught up in some things at the time that he shouldn't have. he was arrested and eventually released on ROR. He plead not guilty and asked for it to go to trial. She has now dropped charges. The local sheriffs department told him there is nothing he can do. She can't be arrest for false charges? This was in the local paper and even though shes in her 30's they wrote it up as sexual assault on 12yr old or older. He lost the job he had and can not get another one. People wont even look at him. How should he go about handling this?

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CrimDefense

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