California Juvenile Law Questions & Answers

Q: I was arrested for the following when I was 12.. I am now 26 and recently made contact with the attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Military Law for California on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
CA Penal Code 17b relates to reductions of crimes for juveniles, depending on the circumstances. See: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN§ionNum=17.

As for information in a background check, typically such checks uncover all arrests that are publicly listed; but it depends on the thoroughness of the background check and the entity running the check. As for whether it will preclude you from a particular job with the US government, for...

Q: Can a 20 year old girl date a 16 year old guy? How is that viewed? f they were to get physical could the girl go to jail

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Jan 2, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Sex with a minor in CA is a crime, as consent by a minor is invalid. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce...

Q: What does it mean when a detaining county has "no jurisdiction" over a two-year old child that currently is being detain

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Dec 29, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info needed.

You need to ask this of lawyers who are familiar with Indian Law.

However normally when an Entity has no jurisdiction, they no longer have any interest in the matter.

Q: Would I get in trouble if I hit my 22 year old roommate?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Dec 20, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
MORE INFO NEEDED.

YOUR OPTION IS TO MOVE OUT.......IF YOU CHOOSE TO HIT YOUR ROOMMATE THAT IS A CRIMINAL BATTERY

Q: Need a lawyer regarding my 7 year old daughters school for incidents that have taken place. Wanting to know what to do.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Oct 20, 2018
Angelina Bradley's answer
You need an attorney who specializes in Title IX work. Your daughter has certain rights that can be enforced through the Title IX process.

Do a search for “Title IX attorney San Francisco” and that should be a good place to start.

I’m sorry this is happening to you daughter. Good luck.

Q: what can i do about false or mislading statemnts given under oath by social worker to supreme court of ca

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Sep 29, 2018
Donald Arthur Hilland's answer
How do you know the statements are false or misleading? What is your proof that the statements are false or misleading? Are you a party to the child custody case? Or are you simply someone who knows the truth? There are too many uncertainties in your question. Filing documents with the supreme court is like every court, except that you probably have to file online, but more and more courts are doing that anyway. But remember there are strict time limits for filings. Of course, there also...

Q: What can we do against a false allegation of child sexual abuse (Abuse of a minor by a minor)?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
William John Light's answer
Hire a criminal defense attorney. There is no recourse against a false accusation except defending yourself unless your son is the victim of intentional misconduct. It would be a very difficult case to claim that a 5 year old was intentionally lying and that a psychologist was intentionally lying.

Q: Hello, I am inquiring about my legal options in regards to an incident that occurred with my 8 year old daughter.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Small Claims for California on
Answered on Aug 31, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You need to contact a lawyer who has expertise in cyberlaw. There may also be an issue with child porn if the person made sexual references regarding your young daughter. Perhaps a phone call to your local FBI office might be useful to help sort out all the issues with your unfortunate experience.

Timing is critical. Don't waste any time notifying the proper authorities due to the sensitive nature of these issues, or in getting sound legal advice from an attorney with experience in...

Q: So I have been searching and researching what a electronical arrest is and can't find nothing

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Aug 29, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
Need more info

Sounds like criminal and not family law

Sometimes police don’t arrest or do not file in time for arraignment... they file later as a bench warrant and do not notify the defendant of the filing

Q: Will the CA Board of Nursing be able to view my juvenile misdemeanor on a thorough background check?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Aug 22, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed

juv court matters do not normally come up on background checks

Q: some one walks up to you with there hands in a fist but there's been no confrontation and i punch him and we fight

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
Wais Azami's answer
This is a hypothetical which can end up in many different directions. I don't want to discuss it here because cops and DA's surf this site quite often. You should instead call a local attorney for a consult.

Q: Can multiple eyewitness can help us? What is our situation here?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS WOULDN’T CALL A DOCTOR FOR A DIAGNOSIS VIA THE PHONE/EMAIL YET THEY DON’T REALIZE THEY ARE DOING THE SAME THING WHEN THEY CALL/EMAIL A LAWYER TO ANSWER TO A LEGAL QUESTION.

IN MOST INSTANCES A LAWYER SHOULD NOT ANSWER A QUESTION WITHOUT GETTING ALL THE INFORMATION. I USUALLY TELL PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS TO WRITE OUT A DETAILED SUMMARY BEFORE THEY SEE A LAWYER SO THAT THEY DO NOT FORGET ANYTHING AND SINCE LAWYERS CHARGE FOR TIME IT WOULD TAKE THE ATTORNEY MINUTES TO...

Q: How much time for battery on special ed staff i am a minor turning 18 in 2 months am in california

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
NEED MORE INFO.........IE POLICE REPORT ETC

YOU ARE A MINOR AND IF THIS IS HANDLED IN JUV CT THEY CAN ONLY KEEP YOU UNTIL YOU ARE 25.........THAT IS WORST CASE SCENARIO.......................

Q: I live in California and my son got stabbed with a pencil in the leg by a 10 year old can he or his parents be charged

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Education Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Mar 23, 2018
William John Light's answer
He can be charged as a juvenile. Request a meeting with your local district attorneys office in regards to potential juvenile criminal charges.

It's not clear that the school has power to do anything other than suspend him.

Q: Im going to be 18 soon my girlfriend is about to be 16 if we decide to have a kid when shes 16 can i get in trouble ?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Mar 22, 2018
William John Light's answer
Yes, you can get in trouble. Sex with a minor (under age 18) if the perpetrator is not more than three years older or younger than the victim is a misdemeanor.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN§ionNum=261.5.

Q: I got pregnant as a minor my boyfriend is 5 years older can he be prosecuted if we married in california

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Feb 28, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
i doubt if they would look back now that you are 18 and if married to him with a baby

Q: Will they hold him until he's 18 ? Will they release him ? And if not how long will he be in prison ?(months..years) etc

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Feb 17, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
I NEED MORE INFO

THE DEFENDANT SHOULD HIRE A GOOD CRIMINAL LAWYER OR ASK FOR THE PUBLIC DEFENDER.

NORMALLY AS A JUVENILE HE WOULD BE IN JUV CT BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE ADULT AND WE ALL KNOW THERE IS NOTHING MORE SERIOUS THAN MURDER.

THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN IS FOR THE DA TO BE RECONSIDERING WHAT TO DO.............MAYBE THEY WILL NOT FILE

Q: Can my daughter 18 years old can be prosecuted for dating a 16 year old?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Feb 15, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
i would need to have more info.

how intimate is their relationship?

if having sex it could be an issue of contributing to delinquency of minor etc

Q: What kind of legal action can I take after a 17 year minor beat and assaulted me? The Minor happens to be my S/O sister.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Feb 12, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
i would first follow up with the cops to push an arrest and filing.

anyone can sue anyone else for anything at anytime. The issue is proving and collecting.

you could go into small claims court and sue for up to $10k without a lawyer.

otherwise a lawyer will bill you hourly

HOWEVER YOU STILL HAVE TO PROVE DAMAGES.............DID YOU SEE A DOC?

Q: If CP's has taken away rights from him how can I file to GI e him back rights

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Feb 9, 2018
Anthony Regner's answer
He can file a Request for Order (FL-300) in the court showing a change in circumstances and requesting a modification of custody.

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