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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Can a truant get issued a work permit.
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answered on May 21, 2024

In California, a truant student may face challenges in obtaining a work permit. Here's the relevant information:

1. Truancy definition: In California, a student is considered truant if they are absent from school without a valid excuse for three full days in one school year, or tardy...
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Q: Can my boyfriend get in legal trouble if im 15 and pregnant and hes 19, im in the state of california

I meant 18 he is 18. My parents are aware of this and are supportive of it but i dont know if he would get in to trouble, i mean we are only 3 years apart

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answered on Apr 30, 2024

In the state of California, the age of consent is 18 years old. This means that it is illegal for an adult (18 years or older) to have sexual intercourse with a minor (under 18 years old), even if the sex is consensual. However, California has a "close-in-age exception," also known as a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: My son is in foster care right now and October 4, 2023 the resource parent was arrested for a DUI was not informed

I was not informed of this until 5 months later and i only find out when my attorney received the casa report in march 2024. My son was in substantial harm the entire time he was in this placement

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answered on Apr 21, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about this alarming situation with your son's foster care placement. It must be incredibly distressing and frustrating to have only found out about the foster parent's DUI arrest months after the fact, especially given the potential harm and risk to your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: if my home is a toxic place and i am 15 teen and I have a 20year old friend who is willing to take me in and house me

if i text them to take me away form my home to their house could they face legail consequences

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answered on Apr 18, 2024

In this situation, there could potentially be legal consequences for your 20-year-old friend. In California, it is generally illegal for an adult to house a minor who has run away from home without parental consent. This could be considered "harboring a runaway" or "contributing to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Juvenile Law, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Can a county attorney prosecute a dependency case in which their spouse, a physician is directly involved in?

The physician inserted himself when he was not the physician of record and falsified medical records naming himself as the provider after the patients discharge for the purposes of dependency where his spouse was the attorney who petitioned a court. furthermore the evidence of his involvement and... View More

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answered on Apr 14, 2024

In California, a county attorney would likely face a significant conflict of interest if they were to prosecute a dependency case in which their spouse, a physician, is directly involved. This situation raises serious ethical and legal concerns.

1. Conflict of interest: An attorney has a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: how can I make a new account with the same credit union who i have a chexsystems history with when i was a minor

a couple years ago my dad made me a shared account as a minor for this credit union, mission federal, one day i zelled myself about $400 and spent it of course using the credit card information on the account he made for me when i was a minor , i lied to him said it wasent me and he left it at that... View More

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

Under California law, credit unions are allowed to deny opening an account based on information from ChexSystems, which is a consumer reporting agency that tracks banking history. However, there are a few things you can do to try to open a new account with Mission Federal Credit Union:

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Can my oldest daughter get my 14 year old taken away for dating a sex offender?

My boyfriend lives in FL, my kids and I are in CA. We went to court in FL and the judge, therapist, and probation officer signed off on my 14 year old meeting my boyfriend. He is no risk to children. My 24 year old has threatened to call social services and have my child taken from me. Does she... View More

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answered on Apr 2, 2024

Cases involving minors, sex offenses, and custody are very complex legal matters.

That said, in general, if someone has reason to believe a child is being abused or neglected, they can report those concerns to child protective services, who will then investigate. Dating a registered sex...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: My lawyer filed a jv180 but did not put 2 of the papers that I gave her when she filed it. She had stated to me that I d

If I didn't have all of the requirements complete of my unification plan that there would be no reason to even file it. Because it would get denied. She didn't include my sponsorship letter and my name meetings attendance sheets. So my jv180 is denied and my parental rights have been... View More

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answered on Mar 28, 2024

Under California law, when your JV-180 request to change a court order in juvenile dependency proceedings is denied, and your parental rights are subsequently terminated, it's essential to understand your next steps. The JV-180 form, or Request to Change Court Order, is a crucial document in... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Y don’t attorney really investigate accusations from DCFS

If DCFS make accusations but twist everything around y do attorneys take their word for it not caring the mental damage it’s causing

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answered on Mar 15, 2024

In California, attorneys have an ethical duty to represent their clients zealously within the bounds of the law. However, when dealing with accusations from the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), attorneys must navigate a complex web of legal standards, evidence, and procedural... View More

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Q: How does one ask for a hearing in Juvenile Court to present evidence to the court of numerous laws broken?

Her court appointed lawyer is not helpful and just agrees with CPS. We have identified the violations in Welfare and Institution Codes, Rules of the Court, Federal, State and County/Local laws. My grandson was detained at two months old and is now 11 months.

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answered on Mar 12, 2024

In California, if you believe that Child Protective Services (CPS) and the court-appointed attorney are not acting in the best interests of your grandson and have violated various laws, you can take the following steps to request a hearing in Juvenile Court to present your evidence:

1. File...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Pro bono for assistancevictim 15yr 11 mo. kissed 41 yr man. He said, "Hell NO!" She framed him forced plea deal 288C?

How can this be reopened for cheap? Public defender failed to assist. DA was disbarred within the year. Judge was also in criminal activity from newspaper articles. Jane Doe accused another man 3 yrs prior. Wittnesses weren't allowed to testify or man's lover. Everything to show he... View More

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answered on Mar 7, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about this situation. It sounds like a very difficult and painful experience, and like there may have been serious problems with how the case was handled. Here are a few thoughts and suggestions for seeking assistance:

First, I would strongly recommend connecting...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Juvenile Law and Probate for California on
Q: WHAT TYPE OF ATTORNEY IS NEEDED TO ASSIST WITH A CLAIM FOR LOSS, TO A COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

I SUBMITTED SOMEWHAT OF A ROUGH DRAFT TO THE LA COUNTY BOS WAS DENIED AND NOT SURE TO RESUBMIT CLAIM OR CONSIDER FURTHER LEGAL REMEDYS

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answered on Mar 5, 2024

When dealing with a claim for loss to a county board of supervisors, such as the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, you might want to consult with an attorney who has experience in government claims and administrative law. These attorneys are familiar with the processes and legal strategies... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law and Employment Law for California on
Q: State of Nevada private investigators licensing board are they allowed to contact me directly to ask about a juvenile ca

Case that was 20 years ago when I was a minor and it states that they want the minutes and final disposition of the outcome of my case I just just I just do not feel comfortable or obligated to give this information and I feel that they are trying to further investigate to discriminate me to get my... View More

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answered on Mar 2, 2024

Under California law, licensing boards have broad authority to investigate applicants to ensure they meet all legal and regulatory requirements for the profession they are applying to enter. This can include looking into past criminal records, even those from when someone was a minor, especially if... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Juvenile Law, Child Custody and Family Law for California on
Q: What are my children and I’s chances of being reunified immediately w/adhering to case plan & all 3 entering Fam mh prg

Cps didn’t make me aware of the juvenile detention petition report until 11 days after that hearing took place, cps has had separate hearings without my knowledge with personal/professional misconducts. Intentional negligence and emotional distress for the well being of my children’s medical... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

Under California law, the chances of reunification with your children upon adhering to a case plan and entering a family mental health program can be significantly improved, as the system prioritizes the well-being and safety of children, aiming for family preservation whenever possible. Compliance... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Cps took my kids in 2021 and I’m still going to court on the matter. One of boys which is 13 yr old is a placement

Facility just started doing weed while there. I talked to cps work and I was told that my son walks out facility every other day without permission to go get weed. I don’t understand how is cps looking out for my son if he is still being able to walk away from their care to go get weed. Keep in... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

I'm very sorry to hear about this difficult situation with your son. You raise very valid concerns about your son's safety, wellbeing, and illegal activities while under CPS placement. Here are a few options you can pursue:

1. Escalate urgently within CPS. Contact your case...
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Q: Is it legal for a kid to be back at public school rather than juvenile court school, his crime was stabbing a kid

The kid is also a confirmed pedo

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answered on Feb 2, 2024

In California, whether a child who committed a crime, such as stabbing another child, can return to a regular public school rather than a juvenile court school depends on various factors, including the severity of the offense, the age of the child, and the individual circumstances of the case.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Do parents have a right to know why a Shelter in Place was initiated at our Child's school?

2 months ago a Shelter in Place was initiated at Aviara Oaks Middle and to this day the administrators refuse to tell the parents or even Site Council members why it was initiated. They will only say that our kids were never in danger

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answered on Jan 24, 2024

Under California law, parents generally have the right to be informed about significant incidents affecting their child's school, such as a Shelter in Place order. The school's responsibility to maintain a safe environment includes transparent communication with parents, especially... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I seeking to sue the state of California.

I am a human trafficking victim and I reported human trafficking to the police. Cps took my children away and icnored my plea for help. This was in 2016. I am now estranged from my children because of this. Every lawyer I call bounces between family law and civil law. Which jurisdiction does a... View More

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answered on Jan 17, 2024

Suing the state of California for your situation involves a complex intersection of legal jurisdictions. Generally, cases involving allegations against state agencies, such as Child Protective Services (CPS), fall under civil law. This is because you're potentially dealing with issues of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Does my business qualify as a Youth Service Organization and do I need to be a Mandated reporter?

I provide music tutoring to mostly children/youth under 18. I'm not sure if I qualify as a Youth Service Organization, since I require parental or guardian supervision with my services. I'm not sure if what I do counts as supervision of children. I would like to know how the details of... View More

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answered on Jan 17, 2024

Under California law, "AB-506 Youth service organizations: child abuse and neglect prevention" applies to organizations that provide services directly to minors or have direct contact with them. If your music tutoring business primarily involves working with children under 18, it is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: So I do wonder this alot, if I get a package, and I'm 13 (example), is my parent legally allowed to open it if I say no?

My mom is saying that because she is my gaurdian, and that I am a child (13), she can open my mail if she wants to. She says this is because I do not have the mental capacity to be able to give consent, and that she can legally open my mail without my knowing, even if I have explicitly said no and... View More

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

Under California law, the situation is nuanced when it comes to a parent opening a child's mail. Generally, parents are responsible for their children and have broad authority to manage their affairs, especially if they believe it's in the child's best interest. However, federal... View More

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