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My son was arrested and charged with aggravated cdv and kidnapping. His bond/bail has been denied. What is he looking forward to as far as serving time and should I contact an attorney now or wait to see if bail/bond is granted.

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?

I'm sorry, SC

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No I haven't yet.

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I know I should talk to a lawyer, but I don't know where to start or the fee that would be expected.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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ANSWER: Domestic violence of high and aggravated nature is a felony offense. You could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. Kidnapping carries with it a maximum penalty up to 30 years in prison.

The prosecutor has to prove the case against your son.

I can't tell you what to do, but if it were me, I would not answer any questions without my attorney present. He should ask to have his attorney present and should respond to any further questioning by informing the persons who are questioning him that he will not answer any questions without an attorney present).

As for what you should do, because of the seriousness of the charges, I think it is best to get an attorney as soon as possible, so as to instruct him and advise him as to his legal rights from this point forward. I would hate for him to say something that would incriminate him further.

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