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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: How much time can a juvenile get for 17 breaking an entering charges in ohio
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 25, 2020

Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local criminal attorney to represent you and advise you what your local court might impose.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: If I’m 17 and on probation can I live with someone that isn’t a relative ?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 19, 2020

The decision will be up to your probation officer but generally you will need to live with your guardian who is generally your parents.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: What legal action can a 15 year old girl do with an ex boyfriend thats threatening her?

My friend says her ex boyfriend is stalking her and threatening to shoot her. I’m telling her to call the police but she doesn’t want to get her parents involved. Legally, what can she do?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 18, 2020

MORE INFO NEEDED.

IN MY OPINION, YOU WERE RIGHT.......CALL THE POLICE AND DISCUSS WITH FAMILY.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can my girlfriend move out and live with me at age 18 with 3 months of school left but will finish up at a different one

Her parents want to force her to stay till shes graduated collage but shes going into the reserves as soon as she graduates were in ky and her parents are trying to force her to keep living with them i need to know if she can move out at 18 and not have the cops called on us by them and her drag... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 17, 2020

She can leave on her 18th birthday.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a 17 year old that is living on their own cross state lines without parental consent in OK?

My 17 year old brother in law ran away from home. His father pressed charges and dropped them acknowledging that he is in his own. My husband and I want to fly my brother in law and his 19 year old girlfriend to Wyoming for a visit. His father had threatened kidnapping charges against us. Can we be... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Sep 17, 2020

If he is 17, You would need the permission of his parents.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have a granddaughter i been taking care of SHE IS 2 YRS AND I HAVE HAD HER SINCE SHE WAS 9 MONTHS.

My daughter was so bad on drugs. Her oldest two boys her first HUSBAND has them and she is not aloud to be with them alone at all. I have daughter since she was 9 months. She is 2. heHER boyfriend had a 12 yr old let her live with me for a year,paid for everything for those 2 kId. She moved back... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 17, 2020

Hire a juvenile court lawyer to get her back

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Im 17, i live with my mom and get mentally abused here. My sister is willing to let me live with her. Could i live with

her without my parents consent?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 16, 2020

No. Not unless the court orders otherwise.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: What is the romeo and juliet law in florida? & what is the age requirements for dating?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 13, 2020

By "dating", do you mean sex? As indicated in Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_consent_in_the_United_States#Florida],

"The age of consent in Florida is 18, but close-in-age exemptions exist. By law, the exception permits a person 23 years of age or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: What can I do to help my granddaughter who ran away and has a warrant

My granddaughter is 14 years old her mom jumped on her and she defended her self and got thrown in jail she got out missed her court date then she has been on the streets for the last 6 months what can I do to help her and her mom doesn't care what happens to her and she call to ask for money... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 12, 2020

I was going to say she should file to be an "emancipated minor" but your last line says she lives in LA, not CA. She needs to seek help from an attorney in LA for both her criminal situation (sounds like self defense) and her parental situation. Look on Justia for an LA attorney that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: im 17 i graduate soon and i was wondering if i moved out when i graduate would i have to have my mothers permission?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 11, 2020

Yes. You’ll need her permission until you’re 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I lied about my age to get a job because I was underage. I lied on the paperwork too. How much trouble could I get in?

I was 15 and told my employer that I was actually 16, and even wrote it on the application and orientation paperwork. This was in California. It was a McDonalds. Whenever someone like my managers would ask me, I would always tell them 16 instead of 15. They still don’t know, and I still work there.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 10, 2020

Dude, you are in REALLY BIG TROUBLE NOW!!! The punishment is that you will have to eat at McDoo every day for the rest of your life!!! So if this comes from Detroit, MI and the McDoo is in CA, and you STILL work there, you must have one heck of a commute to get to work every day. You mix tenses,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Q: I was wondering if my friends parents can get in trouble for letting me stay with them?

im 17, live in north carolina, and ran away from home. My mom wants me to come back and i know she cant do anything to get me but i was wondering if she could get my friends parents in trouble for letting me stay with them. i read something about "harboring" but i dont know if this is... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Sep 9, 2020

You are still a child (at least until you turn 18) so your parents certainly can do something to make you return home. As to your friends parents getting into trouble, it is not likely but certainly possible as they are likely committing several crimes such as contributing to the delinquency of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I need to show proof of insurance, but I got pulled over in a small window where it was re-newed is that not the same?

I got pulled over around the 24th and my insurance expired like around a week before. Since it was my dads car I didn't know at the moment. My dad then updated the insurance soon after so there was a brief window that I didn't have proof of insurance. When I went to the court date I... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 9, 2020

You need to go back to court and show them the current insurance card and inform them that you did not have insurance on the date and time you were ticketed. If this is your first No Insurance ticket, you should get Court Supervision and a fine. If you are still confused, you should hire an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: I am 13 and i dont want to live with my mother and her boyfriend

I want to live with my dad because my mom's boyfriend verbally abuses me and i have witnesses and he does it front of our home camera whatv happens if i run away to my dad's house.He also brags about beating me to his friends on the game and calls me dumb a** ,stupid and sometimes retarded

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Sep 8, 2020

Your circumstances are unfortunate. Your father should file for modification in child custody. It is best that he contacts an attorney who can assist him with the case.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, LLC. (770) 240-0922.

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I’m a juvenile and I am going to court for reckless driving and I wanted to know how much trouble I could get into?
Andrea Worden
Andrea Worden answered on Sep 8, 2020

The range of punishment depends on the city or county charging you with the offense.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: If a parent discovers pics and videos of 12 yo masturbating for people online and does nothing, r they guilty of crime?

permitting a 12 yr. old to take laptop into bathroom for extended amounts of time unsupervised, then discovering GRAFIC sexual content performed for adults in an online account yet not deleting pics and videos, not closing account, not notifying authorities, not enrolling child in counseling nor... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 6, 2020

more info needed........

it depends........maybe child neglect/negligence..............are you a family member?

maybe it is more important to address the act than the crime.

i would think the parent should be talked into taking the kid for therapy.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: Can I move without major issues?

I am 16, financially stable with the current job I am working and can support myself. I want to move out not due to abuse or anything just to be able to have responsibilities, my mother says she wouldn’t be mad about it but she will have to file a missing report with the police so she wouldn’t... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 5, 2020

Whoa. Both you and your mother are asking for big time trouble if you go down that path. Your mother would be committing a criminal act (intentionally filing a false report) and you would probably end up in a juvenile protection facility (nice sounding name for jail).

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can a 17 year old legally be in a non-sexual relationship with a 29 year old?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 4, 2020

As long as there is no illegal contact or behavior from either party.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: I am 16 in two months. Will I have to wait until 16 to file for emancipation, or can I file now and be approved later?

From everything I researched the process can take 4-6 months, and I need to be out of their guardianship asap. I haven't been staying with them for the past 2 weeks, and I've been kicked out twice. I have lots of witnesses of physical abuse, and I can prove I'm mentally, financially,... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Sep 4, 2020

You do not have to wait to file the Petition for Emancipation. It may be best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, LLC. (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: What's the difference between a lock out and a runaway?

My son is 16 years old and lived with me for 4 years before moving back to his mother's in June 2019. His mother cut communication off between us in April.He was arrested in August and is due to be released from JDC next week. He has stated that he was homeless for two months after leaving his... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 4, 2020

Your son is a juvenile and cannot be allowed to roam the streets of Florida alone. If neither parent will step up and take full responsibility for your son, then he becomes what they call "a lockout." Once that happens the State of Florida, Department of Children & Families will take... Read more »

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