Asked in Family Law, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee

Q: I got truancy court for my daughter what will happen

I moved out of state the school was informed i was not in the state i moved back and started enrolling my daughter in k12 but because there was lack of communication i got a call from truancy put here in public school amd was told i had to go to court for truancy

1 Lawyer Answer

Marjorie A Bristol

Answered
  • Juvenile Law Lawyer
  • Goodlettsville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You will go to court. The judge will ask the school system how many days the child has been absent. The judge will ask you why the child was absent and if you have any doctors' notes to excuse the absences. The judge may ask DCS to open a case if they are worried about your ability to care for the child or get the child to go to school. As far as the end result, so much depends on the judge. I highly recommend that you consult an attorney and hire one if at all possible. You are potentially facing jail time for not making your child go to school. If you don't have proper documentation to clear up the confusion, then you could be in serious trouble. You definitely need legal counsel.

Joy E Nguyen agrees with this answer

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