My house is in awful condition. Its unfit and unsafe to live here. My parents wobt consent to my emancipation and may become violent. I have people that would let me live with them. I dont know what to do.
My son deleted the pics but she shared his with someone at school - not sure how far it's gone. He doesn't even know why he did it, is ashamed, will never do it again but has been getting bullied. We talked to his therapist but she was only helpful for his mental health. I am not sure... Read more »
In any juvenile case, you can be placed on Continuance under supervision, which is like Court Supervision in adult court, to being placed in the Juvenile Department of Corrections. Factors that typically go in to the decision of punishment are severity of the crime and the Minor's prior...Read more »
Can and should are two different things. All confidential informants are suspect based on the sole proposition that their identity is being concealed from not only the general public, but the people in which they are engaging in illegal activities with. Often times these informants have biases or...Read more »
Once you're 18 years old you're legally an adult. You can move out without her consent unless you are developmentally disabled and she is your court-appointed guardian. This is rare. You would know if this happened since the court proceedings would have been within the past year and you...Read more »
I was recently caught with alcohol at school, and I am now serving 2 weeks of detention and a drug awareness program. On the same day I was caught, I ran away for a few hours and my parents filed a missing persons case. After I was found, I was allowed to freely return home with my father. When... Read more »
In a legal sense, no, particularly in the sense of a vehicle or other item requiring an actual title. If a minor was left property in a will it is typically held for the minor's benefit by someone appointed by the court as a guardian of their estate for that purpose, for example.
My niece said he never touched her but was creeped out and scared. My husband denies it. I have never seen any innappropristen behavior. I was present on the occasions and did not see ant innapropriate behavior. No sexual activity occurred. It creeped my niece out. Could this be a legal issue?
If police did not see juvenile commit alleged charges how can they convict juvenile? How can police convict juvenile of charges alleged by other juveniles supposedly made in a report under duress? What happens to juvenile's civil right if previous record had not been expunged by police dept... Read more »
i am a legal guardian of a 15 year old grand daughter who refuses to go to school can i take legal action and get a court order that she attend school so i am not the one fined by the state for her not attending school ? she use the system against me saying there is nothing i can do to force her to... Read more »
I would consult with an attorney with experience in Juvenile Court regarding what are called no fault dependency petitions and minors requiring authoritative intervention petitions. If it's that bad that you want to have the court system involved, then this may be the way to go to show that...Read more »
Students witnessed and confirmed she didnt push another student..the school sent her back to class. School resource officer pulls her out of class and writes her a ticket for pushing her..she refuses to sign it and tells him to call her mom. He says he will not call me and told her to sign the... Read more »
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide. We were told in 11/17 by DCFS that this paddle was legal and even told us as they were walking out the door that we should "buy a bigger paddle." My husband used the paddle once and only two of my three kids (both 14yrs old) were... Read more »
It is a difficult to understand the fine line between legitimate corporal punishment (that is, physically disciplining a child using a hand or foot, switch, belt, or 6 x 3 paddle) and child abuse. Illinois Compiled Statute 325 ILCS 5/3 defines an abused child as one who has had “excessive...Read more »
The law was changed in 2016 to require that an attorney be present during the questioning of a minor that is being questioned for sex case or murder case up to the age of 15. For minors under the age of 15 the police must read them a simplified version of their Miranda rights which stresses their...Read more »
The Illinois Criminal Code provides that a person commits criminal sexual abuse if that person commits an act of sexual penetration or sexual conduct with a victim who is at least 13 years of age but under 17 years of age and the person is less than 5 years older than the victim. Depending on...Read more »
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