Felony


#1

No, it is up to the discretion of the police and prosecutors.

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#2

Thx, Helena.


#3

That discretion of police and prosecutors! Wow! Evidence of a felony and the police and prosecutors get to decide! Laws on the books mean nothing. Dang. It is pretty easy to get away with murder. Wish I knew then what I know now! Athos! Give that felony a shot! LOL!


#4

Athos, the police and prosecutors will not pick up a felony if the case is not strong enough to ensure that they will win. If there is not enough evidence against a person they will not attempt to prosecute. Think of it this way: Say you have knowledge or circumstancial evidence that someone committed a crime, but not a lot of solid proof. If that person is prosecuted and they are not found guilty, they can not be tried for that again. If you KNOW that a felony was committed, would you want to be assured that the person would pay for it, or take a chance that they can do it again?

Just because the state does not automatically prosecute does not mean that the person is not being watched and more evidence is not being gathered for later proof…


#5

I have emails that are solid extortion with numerical figures given (if you don’t pay me X, I will do Y). I also have what’s already been done and dates/times of phone calls with threats. It’s been a pattern of extortion and then collateral damage when she doesn’t get her way. It’s just that this time she put it in several emails.

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[i]Originally posted by stepmother[/i] [br]Athos, the police and prosecutors will not pick up a felony if the case is not strong enough to ensure that they will win. If there is not enough evidence against a person they will not attempt to prosecute. Think of it this way: Say you have knowledge or circumstancial evidence that someone committed a crime, but not a lot of solid proof. If that person is prosecuted and they are not found guilty, they can not be tried for that again. If you KNOW that a felony was committed, would you want to be assured that the person would pay for it, or take a chance that they can do it again?

Just because the state does not automatically prosecute does not mean that the person is not being watched and more evidence is not being gathered for later proof…



#6

The previous actions probably can not be prosecuted but with the e-mail threats, and any action is taken after this point, you probably could contact the DA or Sherrif’s Office and find out what the next step is.


#7

Does the State of North Carolina automatically pick up and prosecute criminal felony charges if evidence is brought to their attention?