ADVICE PLEASESubmitted by imunplugged on Tue, 07/08/2008 - 15:11
I have a situation I would love to have some advice on. While it doesn't have anything directly to do with Ron Paul, it does have everything to do with liberty.
I have a family member who was arrested last week at his home on 5 counts of indecent exposure. He has been having some issues with a neighbor and is assuming that it was her that called. He was walking around in his house without clothes, but NEVER left his house. He still doesn't even know for sure that it was her. He has not seen a complaint filed by anyone, and when he went to the courthouse and asked for it they told him that he would have to waive his rights before they would release that info to him. Or to hire an attorney and they would release the info to his attorney. He also called the Commonwealth Attorney (we live in Virginia) who told him the same thing.
Now, he has court in a few weeks and they are expecting him to defend himself and he doesn't even know who, where, and exactly what the charges even are. Furthermore, assuming it was the neighbor can you be charged for this for walking around naked in your own home, and someone seeing you through the window?
I know in the constitution it says you have the right to face your accuser, and to due process. Does anyone have any suggestions on how we can make them do this?!?!
My nephew has just received notice from the company he works for that he is being fired because of being incarcerated and being in court a couple of days he missed work. All of this and still he doesn't even exactly what he did yet. I'm absolutely shocked on this one!!