Your circumstances are unfortunate. There are a few options, but it will depend on some specific circumstances. For starters, consider filing a Temporary Protective Order. There is certain criteria that must be met. Does the juvenile reside with you?
Normally the terms of your probation will dictate what is permitted . It may be best to consult his probation officer for clarity. And then there’s your discretion as a parent and what your son’s offense was. It may be best to have him avoid any appearance or opportunity for impropriety....Read more »
There is a gang in the school were my son is getting bullied and harrassed. The leader of the gang keeps approaching him with treats of gang jumping him and fighting. The leader is 13 and the members are 12 or so. Can i press charges against him and the school since i have had a meeting with them... Read more »
The short answer is yes. However, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of your case. We are more than glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.
First, stealing your mother's or anyone else's car or property is NEVER a good idea. Period.
If she has not reported you to any authority (court, police or probation officer), there is no way for them to learn of your new indiscretion, and if they do not know about it, they cannot...Read more »
The answer to your question is YES. You are not emancipated in the eyes of the law until you are either 18 years old, married or serving on active duty military service. Your mother can require that you obey curfew, and the law will support her if she decides to file charges against you....Read more »
Without more information about your case, it is difficult to provide you with an accurate answer. Generally speaking, a person commits the offense of statutory rape when he or she engages in sexual intercourse with any person under the age of 16 years and not his or her spouse, provided that no...Read more »
Im 14 and Im trying to get out of the home but because Im not 16 or older i cant do anything. My friend and I are working up a case against her for child abuse and possibly neglect. I haven't looked up the second one all to much, however for the abuse case we have pictures of bruises and my... Read more »
We spent 4 days at my father in law’s farm, living from our suitcases, while awaiting a/c repairs to be done on our home in Florida. I met with CPS from Florida as well as Georgia at my son’s high school, in florida, from where he was placed into foster care by DFCS. Georgia DFCS is claiming... Read more »
Without more information about your particular case, it is difficult to answer. Dependency cases depend greatly on specific facts. Generally speaking, Georgia DFCS may have the authority to take an allegedly deprived child into state custody, and afterwards, a child dependency action must take...Read more »
To properly answer your question more details are required. The best interests of the juvenile are always paramount in juvenile court. It is best to contact an attorney who specializes in Juvenile Defense.
He was charged with four counts of vehicle theft, four counts of entering a vehicle, and a few more that I’d have to look at for the specifics. He was detained on 10/16 and disposition was on 10/24. His release date is 12/23 and we are being told that he will not receive credit for time served... Read more »
In the state of Georgia, any child who is ordered to a secure residential facility and is detained after the adjudication hearing in a secure residential facility pending placement in another secure residential facility must be given credit for time served in the secure residential facility...Read more »
A little bit more info is needed, as it all depends on how and for what the minor was detained. The courts are also VERY wary of sharing any information about juvenile proceedings with the public (even relatives) so a lawyer is very useful in fast-tracking any potential release.
My 15 year old cousins mom filed a runaway report on September 26. We the family yet have to believe she had to do something with his disappearance but police wont do anything because she filed the report as a runaway..
Exit interview for making the team or being cut, no parent was present, it was in a closed office in which he spoke harshly in an aggressive tone and made her cry. She wasn’t cut made the team but found out 4 months later he had recorded her... not sure if he recorded all players for their exit... Read more »
Schools typically send home a permission slip for field trips. Have you tried speaking with the school to get the details about this and find out why no notification was given or why they didn't seek permission? I would first reach out to the school to speak to them about it and ensure them...Read more »
I am a minor originally charged with posession of marijuana under a oz which is getting expunged through a informal agreement. Kratom helps me a lot and want to know if I can still use it. Its legal but can be specifically tested for in labs but will they do that?
Yes Kratom is legal in Georgia, but that doesn't mean its safe to use. There are several specific tests for Kratom that will confirm it has been used; however, it is not usually tested for on standard drug tests. There are specific drug screens to test for Kratom.
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