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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Education Law, Employment Discrimination and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Can I get in trouble for a video displaying inappropriate behavior of a coworker and student ? Purpose for evidence.

I currently am working with a teacher who is allowing an employee to get away with unprofessional behavior based on privilege entitlement.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Can your parent spy on you using a camera when you are under 18?

I have suspected my mother to be spying on me for a few days but I have since brushed it off as if it were normal. Although I'm not entirely sure I'm 80% sure, a few hours earlier I went to go pick up the cat before washing my hands to cook something to eat in the microwave but since I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Judge who signed order was my attorney for a different case and knew the both parties involved. Conflict? Invalid order?

My daughter’s grandmother filed for custody and was granted temporary relief many of reasons given in petition were false. The judge who signed the Show For Cause granting the temporary reliefs, including custody of my daughter, was previously my attorney as a district attorney who represented me... Read more »

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on Nov 5, 2022

There are many convoluted questions here on Justia that give answering attorneys pause, and this is certainly one of them. The call of the question is whether the judge's order is ineffective given the facts of the question. Let's unpack the facts.

The asker's mother lied on...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: my daughters attorney in our battle represented her dad in a separate case prior to and after ours is that a conflict?

And can she get in trouble that she knew this and did not recuse herself ?

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on Nov 17, 2021

The question certainly may present a conflict if that prior case involved family law in a family court. If that was the case, then the conflict is that the attorney can use information gained from the father and use it either for or against the father. However, if the case was something else in a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: I'm fearful of health an safety of my great grandson.my grandaughter is involved with drug addict

Hes psychotic extremely bad,has madexthreats to kill my grandaughter an baby.she continues to stay in that environment.been working with cps whom is of little help what can be done

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
answered on Sep 15, 2021

Unfortunately, as a grandparent there isn't much that can be done if CPS doesn't feel that court intervention is necessary.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Juvenile Law and Family Law for New York on
Q: Girlfriend left me. Left her teen behind. No guardian.I have no income. Teen's Dad long gone. CPS won't return calls.
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
answered on Jul 27, 2021

You need to call the CPS hotline in Albany and make a report of a teen with no parents and no support. They have to send someone out within 48 hours to check on the situation and make a determination.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Can my mother force me to move out with the rest of my family at 17 when i have a viable guardian at my previous home

To give context, my family is moving out to another state in a few weeks, except for my older brother. He is of age to be able to be my guardian since I am still a minor however my mother is forcing me to move out when i can stay here. It’s been a tough year and moving to a one family house... Read more »

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
answered on Jan 4, 2021

You say your brother can be your guardian but you haven't said if he wants to. It would be hard for your mother to force you to move at 17. You should know that at 18 the courts won't get involved.

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Can I be sued for negligence on behalf of my child?

My 10 year old son waa riding his bike on the sidewalk and accidentally bumped into a woman. The woman fell and scraped her elbow. My son got scared and left his bike and ran home. A few minutes later, I arrived at the scene and the woman's husband immediately began threatening to sue me. The... Read more »

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
answered on Jul 13, 2020

In theory you can be sued. Anyone can sue anyone. If you are, send it to your insurance company. If you have no insurance, you will likely not be sued.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Is it possible that if one of your children supposedly tested positive for methamphetamine and you not be charged

One of my children supposedly tested positive for methamphetamine but I was never charged or convicted for child abuse and neglect because it couldn't be proved that it was me the reason she tested positive but my kids are still in foster care. how is that. Things just don't make sense or... Read more »

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
answered on Jun 16, 2020

If you live in Tennessee you should post this in that state.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: My 14 yr old had a fight with another 14 yr old off school grounds. My child was the 1st to hit. Can my child be charged

With a crime.

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
answered on Jan 15, 2020

If there was an injury to the other child, even a small one, the answer is yes he can.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: I'm from Serbia.I'm 15 year old boy from Serbia and I have been asked to send nudes to a 13 year old girl posing as

I'm from Serbia. I'm 15 year old boy from Serbia and I have been asked to send nudes to a 13 year old girl posing as a 15 year old, I have sent her nudes and she sent some back I still have them as evidence. I was called from social work to talk I am really scared. She was my girlfriend... Read more »

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
answered on Dec 16, 2019

You need to see a lawyer immediately, do NOT answer any questions without speaking to and having a lawyer with you. If you or your parents/custodian cannot afford a lawyer have one assigned to you before you answer any questions or say anything.

2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: I have a question my 14-15 year old step son thinks its okay for himself to put his hands on me by pushing and shoving m
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
answered on Oct 13, 2019

The answer is no it is not okay. If this continues, you can go to the Department of Social Services and file for PINS Diversion.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Am I allowed to continue dating my 16 year old boyfriend of 1 year and 4 months when I turn 18.

I was 16 when we started dating and he was 15.

Kristen Epifania
Kristen Epifania
answered on Feb 20, 2019

The age of consent in New York is 17 - this means that if you are currently 17 years old and dating a 16 year old, you can potentially be charged with a sex offense if it is a sexual relationship.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: What if a 17 year old threatens a 15 year old at school and the school does nothing?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
answered on Jan 22, 2019

The 15 year old child (or the parents thereof) can report the matter to the police as assault (i.e., threat of battery), and the parents can file a complaint against the school. The parents of the 17 year old might also be sued for civil assault for the torts of their minor child. More details are... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for New York on
Q: Can a 16 yr old be arrested in NYS for hitting his father? The cops have not and it has happened twice now. They say it

Is a domestic matter. What does that mean? What about me? Is it ok for him to hit me too? If we defend ourselves then we will be arrested?

Nina Mironenko
Nina Mironenko
answered on Dec 1, 2018

File a petition in Family Court for an order of protection (OP). If he hits you while you have an OP they must arrest him. Have you tried therapy for him?

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Are any federal laws different than state laws when it comes to juvenile defendants?
Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit
answered on Oct 13, 2018

Laws vary state to state and Federal Law can be completely different as well to a particular state in regard to a particular matter

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Can minors be punished for viewing child pornography? If so, what are the punishments?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jul 10, 2018

In theory yes, though cases with minors that do not involve spreading the stuff around are rare.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Can I call cops on 14 year old who refuses to go to school

Refuses to go every day argue and fight and won't budge

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
answered on Jan 17, 2018

Talk to the school social worker first.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for New York on
Q: What if a 19 year old punches a 17 year old brother? Would it affect his future jobs?

One of my friends got punched on the face by his older brother, he had a bump on his head... so he called cops on him but he regretted because he thinks that his older brother would have consequences ragarding to his future jobs..

Stephanie E. Emanuel
Stephanie E. Emanuel
answered on Dec 1, 2017

If someone press charges against another, and the matter reaches court and a punishment is ordered, it till be indicated in his background check and affect his employment. Family always run into arguments and minor fights. But the family is a family.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: I was wondering if it was legal for my father to refuse to give me my high school diploma even though I'm 20

I need my diploma to get an id. I can't find any other place I called my high school and the school board but they both say they don't have them

Stephanie E. Emanuel
Stephanie E. Emanuel
answered on Dec 1, 2017

Why he does not want to give it to you. This question needs more details. and No one cannot keep another belonging without permission. It is best to resolve conflict without going to court, it can get really expensive and if you explain to your father why you need the diploma for he might be able... Read more »

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