Juvenile Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can I represent a friend in a New Hampshire court of law?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Juvenile Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Andrew S Winters' answer
Theoretically, the law allows for this. Read RSA 311:1: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XXX/311/311-1.htm

HOWEVER, I would never recommend this to either the potential litigant or the person thinking about representation this way. It is very likely to end badly for all involved.

If you are interested, there was a fair amount of press and legal opinions on this issue about 15 years ago involving a non-lawyer named Theodore Kamaskinski in New Hampshire. Just google it....

Q: What's the consequences of being a minor and getting charged with possession of a controlled substance (schedule IV)?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Cayley Turrin's answer
It is an A misdemeanor punishable up to 11 months and 29 days and a fine of $2500. You should consult with a local criminal attorney immediately.

Q: My husband was violated for a dirty urine while on parole and I'm trying to figure out how long will he have to do

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Generally a dirty urine will result in a violation and yes he should have a lawyer, to try to reduce the time he may serve.

Q: Cruelty to a juvenile can my husband get his son

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
A father can seek custody if the mother is beating the child. Just hire a custody lawyer.

Q: How can I file Immediate entitlement when cps doing everything to keep kids away violating my rights. And what items to

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
You need to hire a family practitioner to represent you in the dependency case and if unsuccessful, then file suit against them in circuit court.

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.

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Q: how would a 17 year old with a 3 month old baby become emancipated without parental consent?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 31, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
She can't. Ohio does not allow that. See this link:


Q: my ex and I were Married and had our daughter in New Jersey . Transferred to Florida when she was 18 mon old . Got

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Support and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Arnab Kumar Banerjee's answer
two states have different child support laws. as for child support i presume the following : your child's support started in new jersey and then when you moved to Florida then you end child support in new jersey and started child support in Florida. then when you come back to new jersey again then your child's support in new jersey begin. is this the case ? if yes then the law of new jersey will be applied here. if no then tell me about it.

Q: Can a 16 year old boy get arrested for getting a 14 year old girl pregnant?

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Victoria Collins' answer
Yes. You can be charged with and arrested for statutory rape. Since you are 16 years old, you will automatically be charged as an adult.

Q: What are the concequences when a 15yr3mth old get caught and ticketed for driving without a license in VA?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
His case will be in the juvenile and domestic relations court in the jurisdiction where he committed the offenses. The main one to be concerned with is the driving without a license because that's a misdemeanor. Many judges would continue the case to let him get his permit and consider dismissing with community service, etc. Whoever owns the vehicle should try to comply the loud exhaust and broken tail light to the extent they can. But continuing the case, if possible, for community service and...

Q: Permanent guardianship was given to my ex's aunt when she lost parental rights in Juvenile Ct/DFACS. Can I get my 16y/o?

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2019
Mr. Samuel E. Thomas' answer
You def have an argument. I would hire a lawyer and pursue this case.

Q: What if a 17 year old threatens a 15 year old at school and the school does nothing?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New York on
Answered on Jan 22, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
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 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,...

Q: My fifteen year old is being charged with conspiracy because he knew but didn’t tell what do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for South Carolina on
Answered on Jan 21, 2019
John W. Molony's answer
Retain counsel as soon as possible. Contact a South Carolina criminal defense lawyer immediately to discuss this matter further.

Q: Can my 17 year old friend come live with me if her step mom and dad is mistreating her & cutting people out her life

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 21, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
The friend is a minor and must follow the directions of her parents. If there are problems at home, she should talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult.

Q: Can I legally move out and live with an 18 yr old or older without parental consent at age 16?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 19, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
No, you are not emancipated. You could have significant legal problems if you try to do so, as could the 18 year old.

Q: Can my 16 year old sister come live with me if our step mom is mistreating her she cut her off from everyone in her life

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
Unfortunately, your sister is a minor and her father will be able to control where and with whom she lives.

Q: Can a 17 year old date a 22 year old? And what's legal in terms of sexual activity in Georgia??

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Alexia Dawn Davis' answer
The age of consent in Georgia is 16 years old. Persons who engage in sexual activity with children under the age of 16 can be charged with a host of offenses including child molestation, statutory rape, and aggravated child molestation. As long as parties older than 16 years old consent in the behavior, it is unlikely that it will result in criminal accusations. Accusations may arise if the consent becomes an issue.

Q: How do I move out at 16 in Georgia

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019

Q: My boyfriend ia 17, and had a warrant out for his arrest. He got picked up and sent to JDC. How long is it going to be?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jan 13, 2019
Thomas C Gallagher's answer
No one could answer that question with the given information. People held for probation violations tend to be locked up longer, than those who only are facing a new charge. Contact the jail to see if they allow visiting hours for juveniles. If he was charged with a felony at age 16 or older, his record is public. That would mean you could check with the court for his next court date.

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