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Senate to send revisions on Assault bill for approval by Governor

by | Apr 3, 2019 | Firm News |

The senate has approved house bill 282 to send to the governor for approval. This bill would require police to retain and keep evidence longer in Sexual Assault cases.

Many people don’t realize that the crime of Sexual Assault requires the police to keep all evidence for a certain amount of time while the case is being investigated and litigated. Under the new requirements of the new bill, Police would be required to retain the evidence even longer. Prior to the bill police were only required to keep the evidence for 10 years. Under the provisions of the new bill, the police would now be required to retain all evidence for 30 years while under investigation from the date of arrest or 7 years after completion and sentencing and 50 years if no one has been arrested.

Of course there are facts to every case where defenses can be raised for anyone charged with the crimes of  Assault, Sexual Assault, Battery or Sexual Battery. Each situation is different from the other and requires a evaluation of all the information in order to properly mount a defense and a effective negotiation with the prosecutors office.

Have you been arrested for Assault, Sexual Assault, Battery or Sexual Battery?

              Every case is different because no two sets of facts are the same. Proper application of not just the law but also case law to your situation would take examination of the facts surrounding your case and creating a properly mounted defense for YOUR arrest.

              Our office has 24 hour response lines and can answer your questions and help you. Give our team of lawyers a call at 404-445-8494. We can help you mount a proper defense for your situation.