My 16 yr old is being detained because he admitted to a criminal act but not everyone involved in the incident was questioned yet. Also, the weapon in the complaint is not what my son admitted too - and the complaint document was shown to us after he was detained.
The short answer is yes a juvenile can be detained for a criminal act he admitted to even if everyone involved was not questioned. That being said that does not mean that the police didn't do something wrong in the investigation and you should definitely hire a lawyer to determine this and...Read more »
the case was about 5yrs ago as a juvenile case and it was a result of a plea verdict. Except the final charges didn't involve one of the original charges. New jersey courts didn't remove it, even though the charge appearing isn't correct. I want to know if there's a away I could... Read more »
The answer is it depends on the facts of the case but if a parent was required to be present at all times, then a guidance counselor would not be able to speak to any child. If your child has been charged or you think he may be charged with something, setup a consultation with a lawyer. It may...Read more »
Because this question involves a DYFS (DCPP) investigation, it would probably be best to seek the advice of competent counsel in a private consultation. Answers on a web page offering ideas about how to protect oneself legally will not suffice. For example, rights available to a defendant in a...Read more »
Suspect attacked another student(middle schools students). Victim did not fight back as smaller in size. Victim ended up in the hospital with a broken nose. Will there be any repercussions if the mother presses charges? As seen normally juvenile cases get dismissed and left to the parents... Read more »
While there are many diversionary options (resolutions that do not result in the juvenile being adjudicated delinquent) in juvenile court, it is not the case that juvenile cases normally get dismissed or left to the parents discretion when a formal police complaint has been filed. The possible...Read more »
While you may not be able to do much to force the school to take action, there is a criminal offense in NJ pertaining to cyber-harassment (found on this site by searching for 2C:33-4.1) and you could file a complaint at the police department against those bullying her under that statute. That said,...Read more »
The offenses you’ve cited are 2nd and 3rd degree, respectively, and in juvenile court a 2nd degree carries as much as 3 years of incarceration and a 3rd degree carries as much as 2 years of incarceration. Because of his age, he will not be waived to adult court despite how serious the charges...Read more »
The company said if I pay back the money that will be the end. It was a civil demand letter to be exact. They said they will not press charges or get the cops involved but I just want to know what can happen.
It would be the same as if you were an adult. It's a third degree case which subjects you up to 3 to 5 years in jail $15,000 fine probation and restitution as required by the court. If you do get charged to make sure your parents hire a good lawyer for you to reduce or eliminate these penalties.
Are you really asking this as a legal question? You live with your girlfriend, her 2 children and your mother and an incident took place between your girlfriends 15 year old daughter and your mother, where the 15 year old struck your mother and in response to that incident, your mother told the...Read more »
I have Joint Custody of my 2 children, Daughter 17, Son 20 and Disabled. They both live with my ex-wife. The ex allows my daughter to do whatever she wants including not speak to me or complete the home school courses that I purchased for her. My daughter lies and says she does the work but the... Read more »
What I am hearing more than anything in your question is "frustration" that you feel that your daughter is making terrible decisions that will affect the rest of her life and you feel powerless to do anything about it since your daughter is not listening to you / returning your calls and...Read more »
my parents and i constantly argue and i want to move out, my friends mom has already told me i can stay with them as long as i pay rent which i would be fine with. but would my parents be able to stop me if they wanted to?
You are not going to like my response.... but I dont think I have ever met a 16 or 17 year old ( including myself when I was that age) who did not argue / fight with his / her parents. The fact that you and your parents are fighting does not mean that you are wrong or that they are wrong.... simply...Read more »
Yes you can file charges. There is a long list of possible criminal charges that can be filed against both the 19 year old and your ex-wife. The sooner you take action the less danger your daughter will be in. Good luck.
We have open harassment charges against them because they constantly harass us day in and day out. This is something that we think they have done just to get on our nerves but I’m worried about what they will do with footage of my two year old.
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