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Would being under the influence of a mind altering substance such as alcohol make a statement made to police inadmissible

Yes, it is possible that the statement could be thrown out--and if it was …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 1 month ago

Who would be made leave if someone gets an order of protection

The person who obtains the order of protection will be the one to stay. …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 1 month ago

Can my minor have charges pressed against him

Your son can be charged with assault and battery. Assault and battery are both …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 4 months ago

If a security guard accuses you of theft because they saw you but don't have video proof is it enough to convict you?

Yes, it can be enough to convict you: many, many people have been convicted …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 6 months ago

If an alleged victim doesn't want to pursue or testify, can the state force them to?

1) Prosecutors have discretion on whether to pursue someone and, if so, how hard …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 7 months ago