court dropped the case. That is including no witnesses. Her parents petition and had it reopened. There is no new evidence and we moved from Maryland to Texas. At what point does this become harassment or slander? At the beginning of this we were upfront with the planned move. So it wasn't... Read more »
A Maryland attorney should advise you on this, but your question remains open for two weeks and time is likely of the essence in any reply or appearance you might need to arrange for. While this is not something you don't already know, it would be advisable for you to consult with an attorney...Read more »
They've taken away all my rights and are an abusive like stage when they drink (every night). I'm not sure if I can make it to 18 with them like this and I honestly dont know what to do. I dont want to get involved with CPS again and I cant live with my mom as of now. My boyfriends... Read more »
Assuming that your grandparents have custody of you through a legal proceeding, to become emancipated (which will allow you to make your own decisions) you will have to file a petition for emancipation in the same custody case. There is no guarantee that it will work but I suggest that you contact...Read more »
16 is the age of consent in Maryland. When the youngest partner is under 16 years of age, and the older partner is not 4 or more years older than the younger partner, then consensual sexual intercourse is legal in Maryland, but illegal if the older partner is 4 years or more older. However, if...Read more »
A few issues here, there is a common-law defence of Prank available, a criminal lawyer should be able to find the relevant case law to assist. Also, your friend may want to consider some restitution to compensate the vehicle owners for any damage or costs. See the article below for more on...Read more »
In most states adult men over the age of 18 (like you are) can be charged with various criminal violations if caught having sexual relations with an under-aged girl (like your girlfriend is). The difference in their ages is not relevant.
I opened a Guardianship brokerage account in 2014 to hold around $6,000 from a settlement for my daughter. I am now trying to take that money out of the market and put it into a Guardianship bank account. But my broker is not allowing me to take the money out - they are requiring that I provide a... Read more »
going to beat her up. This happened on Sept 18th 2018. Can she even do this because they are sister's my daughter is 12 and her daughter is 9. Its now October 1st. I have no idea why she is doing this now. I blocked all contact between us and them.
Check to see whether the citation says if it's "civil" or not. If civil, it will be under 10 grams. If not, then you will receive notification from the Dept. of Juvenile Services to appear for an intake meeting with your parents, and at that time you would likely be offered the...Read more »
I'm graduating very soon, but because I have a late birthday, I won't turn 18 for several more months. In the summer after high school, my parents want me to see a conversion therapist, which I'm not to keen on. If I leave home and stay with a friend, will I (or my... Read more »
First, you and your parents should be aware that the Maryland State legislature just passed a law banning conversion therapy on anyone under the age of 18. The governor has said he will sign it. This pseudoscience has been widely discredited as junk science.
Thank you for trying to find answers for someone in crisis.
Generally, child protective services has authority to get involved with any situation involving ongoing abuse of a minor. Options may include temporary custody to another family, some type of foster care arrangement or perhaps an...Read more »
My friend is a minor, 16 years old, and has been charged with armed robbery, robbery, criminal assault of the first and second degree, criminal conspiracy and theft under $1,000. We live in Maryland and his friends and myself are all very worried about his sentence. How long do you think it will... Read more »
These are obviously serious charges. If your friend has been charged as an adult, he faces in excess of 25 years in prison. Because of the number of charges, possible sentences may be impossible to predict at this point. He, or his family should immediately seek a consultation with an experienced...Read more »
He was suspended in November 2016 for 10 days from school. I just found out today he submitted a written statement to the school police, no parent or representative on his behalf was present. He's 13yo and good to public school. I received a call 3/22/17 from Mr. Riggs at the Juvenile Justice... Read more »
It's a whole other ballgame as to what kids can bring to school. If the knife is illegal in general, then potentially YES if he is charged as an adult. It sounds like they are going to charge him as a juvenile which is not a jail situation but could be reform school or similar. In our...Read more »
Hello, I'm 17 years old and I have a pregnant 18 year old girlfriend. Just the other day I proposed to her but I know my parents will not consent it (since I am underage). Since she is pregnant will Maryland law allow me to marry her regardless? Also, if i can marry her now, would I be... Read more »
You must examine the trust documents, and how the money was spent. If the trust says funds can be spent on your education, for instance, and it was used to pay tuition, buy clothes and books, etc., then the money was properly spent. But in the end, you may have to sue. Our office just concluded a...Read more »
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