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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Washington on

Q: Is there a limit of how long they can hold a minor on probable cause in detention?

Cristine Beckwith answered on Aug 21, 2019

A detention hearing must be held within 72 hours. That time period may be extended if the arrest falls on a weekend or holiday.

At that hearing the Judge will release the juvenile unless there is finding that further detention is required to ensure their appearance in court or to protect...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support, Juvenile Law and Social Security for Florida on

Q: Is it against the law for my mom not giving me my SSI check?

My mom has a disability so shes not able to work therefor she receives an SSI check for her, me and each of my sisters. She always spends it on herself and never gives us a dime. Is it wrong that she is not giving me my check?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 19, 2019

Unless you are over the age of 18 your mother can do pretty much whatever she wants.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Nevada on

Q: What will happen in this situation to my exboyfriend?

So i went to a teacher for advice and i told him about how my exboyfriend threaten me with pictures but me and my exboyfriend were good again but the teacher got the school involved i have not made any reports against my exboyfriend though and i dont want the school to do anything against him or... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 17, 2019

Please also ask the teacher about not writing in a single run on sentence

Lawyers want to answer inquiries accurately.

We cannot be dure if it is not parsed into single sentences starting with capital letters and ending eith punctuation marks

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on

Q: So if it's your first time in your 16 in you stole from wal mart will u have to go to jail or do detail or do the judge

Have to choose what u should do

Matthew Williams answered on Aug 16, 2019

The judge will decide. Jail time is unlikely. Community service, probation, classes, fines--that's what you're looking at most likely.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Georgia on

Q: Will drug and alcohol classes test specifically for kratom?

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?

William Jaksa answered on Aug 15, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Juvenile Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on

Q: Can my non guardian grandmother kick me out, a minor, if i have paid 200 a month to live with her.

I am a 17 year old living with my grandmother in a trailer/rv park. She does not have legal custody or guardianship of me, as she moved to get me out of a bad situation. She is now kicking me out with no where to go because she doesnt like me as a person. I have lived with her for 3 month approx.... Read more »

Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 14, 2019

Your grandmother would have to obtain a court order to evict you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on

Q: If someone hits a 16 year old and they are 30 years old. What could happen if the 16 year old presses charges.

My daughter was hit by our next door neighbor cause she when over they to grab our dogs. They neighbor was going off and my daughter told her to calm down. That the stress will hurt the unborn child. But she didn't listen. So my daughter raised her voice to get the lady to listen. But the lady... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 12, 2019

Its an assault 4, a class A misdemeanor.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on

Q: I was wrongfully charged with child abuse, and want to fight it please help.

Julie Fowler answered on Aug 8, 2019

What your best defense is depends on the facts of your case and what specifically you were charged with. Hire an attorney to assist you or request court-appointed counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Iowa on

Q: Is it illegal for an adult to discuss sexual topics with a minor. (Not about doing things. Just the topic its self)

Like say an adult were to discuss a kink for example with a 17 year old. Just a simple topic or discussion. There is no hint of actually wanting to preform such acts one said 17 year old.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 8, 2019

IMO you should forget trying to find out if you can "discuss sexual topics with a minor." Why? Because you are treading into a very dangerous area where most intelligent adults on this side of prison bars do not intentionally go.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Utah on

Q: so I am just wondering if I should get a laywer for my daughter my only thing is I dont have the money for one well

not a down payment my daughter is 11 years old and is getting charged with a felony and a class b misdominer her and a friend went to walmart and on the way in found a credit card went in used the credit card for like 15 .00 than tryed to pull money out at the ATM witch mind you did not work at the... Read more »

Mike Branum answered on Aug 7, 2019

Your daughter is entitled to a court-appointed attorney. I am not sure a privately-retained attorney would have much advantage over the public defender in this case.

Hopefully your daughter can get some assistance coping with the losses she has sustained in her young life.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Rhode Island on

Q: The court placed a restraining order against my boyfriend and I because we're 17 and 34 but he has committed no crime

Thomas Briody answered on Aug 5, 2019

I don't see a question here. However, you are a minor, and if you are living at home, your parents are going to have a say as to who can come to their house. And while I understand that affairs of the heart can cause people to do and say many things, a judge is going to be very skeptical about a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Illinois on

Q: My mom claims that she signed a document in Alabama that will not let me move out until I'm 19.

I live in Illinois now and I want to move out when I'm 18. What I want to know is if even though I turn 18 can she still stop me from moving out legally or if I can move out without her consent?

James G. Ahlberg answered on Aug 5, 2019

Once you're 18 years old you're legally an adult. You can move out without her consent unless you are developmentally disabled and she is your court-appointed guardian. This is rare. You would know if this happened since the court proceedings would have been within the past year and you would have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on

Q: How to be heard in the court room. The judge has not let me or my lawyer speak in court? Is that allowed?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 4, 2019

Why aren't you talking to your attorney, who knows the circumstances?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on

Q: no

mr. kent thomas jones ; nothing happened. she hangs out with them sometimes, one of the girls mothers are saying she's a pedo and that she's going to call the cops. nothing sexual, nothing in that nature, cause she knows she can and will be charged.

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Aug 4, 2019

There is no crime involved with adults associating with minors, so long as nothing criminal occurs like threats, abuse, sexual acts, etc.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on

Q: my friend is 22, lives in TN.. she has about 4-6 friends who are between the ages of 14-17 can she go to jail for that?

a close friend she has who is, i believe is 15, his mom knows how old she is and everything..

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Aug 3, 2019

It is not a crime to be friends with minors. Did something else happen?

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on

Q: I’m 17 in Louisiana caught going 77 in a 65 what will be the consequences

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 3, 2019

The answer depends on the parish.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Indiana on

Q: If my cousin that is 17yrs old runs away can the friend she is staying with get in trouble with the law?

John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on Jul 30, 2019

Based on the information provided in your question it is a possibility the friend can get in trouble.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Washington on

Q: If put on probation as a juvenile and go on warrant status for probation violation will it be carried over as an adult?

Already pleaed guilty to his charges but was put on probation till a month after he's 18 . Now he has a warrant for not checking in . Willl his warrant be dropped or will it be carried over as an adult ?

Cristine Beckwith answered on Jul 29, 2019

Warrants generally freeze everything until they are quashed and the underlying issue addressed. The Court will continue to have jurisdiction over him even after he is 18.

He should contact an attorney to schedule the warrant quash hearing and assist him in ending probation and closing the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on

Q: is there grounds to sue a school for seperating 2 students because of gender and to interrupt their learning?

they work better when together

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 27, 2019

Bsed on the limited information you provided, it is impossible to answer

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