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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: How badly can minors get punished for a felony. I just want to know how bad the situation can get and what to do, advice

A couple of my friends, 3 to be exact. Went to an elementary school to goof around. Then they found an open classroom and went in and they found a bunch of expensive tech but they didn’t steal anything . They were in this room for about 20-30 minutes. Then suddenly cops start showing up and... View More

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answered on Jun 17, 2024

Under California law, minors who commit felonies can face serious consequences, but the focus is often on rehabilitation rather than punishment. The severity of the consequences depends on factors such as the nature of the crime, the minor's age, and their prior criminal record.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: obtain a court order for my children’s case if I suspect the county might be dishonest given recent family tragedy

Could you please advise me on the following:

1. What specific steps should I take to ensure that I can obtain a complete and accurate copy of the court order from the county?

2. Are there any legal mechanisms or protections available to me that can prevent or address potential... View More

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answered on Jun 14, 2024

Under California law, to obtain a complete and accurate copy of the court order, start by contacting the court clerk’s office in the county where your case is filed. Request a certified copy of the court order in writing, providing all necessary case details such as the case number, parties... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Domestic Violence, International Law and Juvenile Law on
Q: Im 14 and my parents left me here in a foreign country what do i do

My parents went back to america,im an us citizen,im missng school,abusive parents

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answered on Jun 13, 2024

I'm so sorry you are in this difficult and scary situation. As a 14-year-old, your safety and well-being should be the top priority. Here are some steps you can take to get help:

1. Contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in the country you are currently in. Explain your...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I was charged with arson as a minor and order to pay $30,000 I’m 20 now and can’t pay this can I get it thrown out?

I was paying it until me and my family got evicted and I haven’t been able to pay I’ve been living paycheck to paycheck.

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answered on Jun 12, 2024

Given the serious nature of your question, I would strongly recommend speaking with a lawyer who specializes in juvenile justice and restitution cases in California. They can review the specifics of your case and advise you on your options.

That said, here is some general information that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: My brother is fighting CPS in a wrongful removal. His court attorney is ineffective. How can we get discovery?

His son was taken from the hospital at 2 days old based on false evidence that his court attorney has failed to challenge or fully investigate, and is going through the motions. Hiw do we prepare to appeal if we can’t afford a private attorney? How can a family member file with the court or... View More

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answered on Jun 5, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the difficult situation your family is going through with CPS and the removal of your nephew. A few thoughts on your options for challenging the court's decision and getting more involved in the case:

- Requesting guardianship would make you a party to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Idaho on
Q: how can i get emancipated in idaho legally without marriage at 17 after parents abuse me

I am a 16 year old in Idaho who is planning to get emancipated in the next year due to constant abuse throughout my life. I cannot get married or join the military. I am going to plan all I need and then ask for consent from my parents if they say no I'll take them to court.

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

To get emancipated in Idaho, you'll need to prove to the court that you can support yourself financially and that emancipation is in your best interest. First, gather evidence of the abuse and any documentation that shows you are capable of living independently. This might include a job, a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Visitation granted to grandparent with no past bond or any connection. Now what?

No former relationship to grandson, the mother of the male counterpart to my dautghter (NCP), yet a judge granted four hours every other weekend. This is ludicris! my grandson has no knowledge of this woman. She is a stranger to him. No criteria, no bond, no contact attempted until now. I HAVE to... View More

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answered on Jun 1, 2024

In California, grandparents can be granted visitation rights if it's in the child's best interest, but the court typically considers the existing relationship and bond. If your grandson has never met this grandparent and there has been no prior relationship, you can challenge the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My son recived a ticket in high school for slapping someone n they put 3/26/24 as date I was notified and 11/26/24 as da

Date files can I get it thrown out in Pennsylvania please

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answered on May 27, 2024

To determine if your son's ticket can be dismissed due to errors on the dates, you should first review the ticket and any related documents carefully. In Pennsylvania, procedural errors such as incorrect dates might provide grounds for dismissal, but it depends on the specifics of the case and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Can a truant get issued a work permit.
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answered on May 21, 2024

In California, a truant student may face challenges in obtaining a work permit. Here's the relevant information:

1. Truancy definition: In California, a student is considered truant if they are absent from school without a valid excuse for three full days in one school year, or tardy...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: How likely is it my kids would be taken if this was reported?

I live in an abusive home. I moved in with my grandparents in 2018 at the push of my grandmother. My grandmother adopted my sister for the money she gets, she tells she is going to leave her with me because she didn't sign up for the responsibility only the money. She calls her names, is... View More

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answered on May 16, 2024

It is unlikely that your children will be taken away from you simply because you have a condition which requires you to take medication. Many people in society have bouts of anxiety and depression and society, including family court, understands and does not condemn people who are going through... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I was I n Danville IL I stoped to make a call a friend left his keys in my truck I left to take him his keys I noticed

I noticed a city cop behind me dropped off keys cop got behind me again folled me north 12miles to Bismarck IL I turned west went 3 miles torount 1 turned north he got behind me again no lights on the hole time 4 miles from Roseville he turned on lights I stoped he said I had a hitch pin in... View More

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answered on May 9, 2024

Based on the information provided, it seems the police officer pulled you over for an obstructed license plate due to a hitch pin. The legality of the stop depends on the specific laws in Illinois regarding license plate visibility.

In Illinois, the law (625 ILCS 5/3-413) states that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: What can I file if the court of appeals and juvenile court Misconduct and erred within my case? What can do?

What can I do about this?

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answered on May 1, 2024

If you believe there has been misconduct or errors in your case handled by the court of appeals or juvenile court, you have several options. Firstly, you may consider filing a petition for reconsideration in the same appellate court to ask the judges to review their decision, pointing out the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: What can I do about the court of appeals denying my appeal when the juvenile court had Misconduct and erred my case?

And my attorney clearly showed and stated that the court had wrongdoings? And they did nothing either? What can I do?

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answered on May 1, 2024

If your appeal was denied by the court of appeals despite presenting evidence of misconduct in the juvenile court, you might feel understandably frustrated. However, you still have some options. Firstly, consider requesting a reconsideration from the same court of appeals, if this is permissible... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Can my boyfriend get in legal trouble if im 15 and pregnant and hes 19, im in the state of california

I meant 18 he is 18. My parents are aware of this and are supportive of it but i dont know if he would get in to trouble, i mean we are only 3 years apart

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answered on Apr 30, 2024

In the state of California, the age of consent is 18 years old. This means that it is illegal for an adult (18 years or older) to have sexual intercourse with a minor (under 18 years old), even if the sex is consensual. However, California has a "close-in-age exception," also known as a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: My son is in foster care right now and October 4, 2023 the resource parent was arrested for a DUI was not informed

I was not informed of this until 5 months later and i only find out when my attorney received the casa report in march 2024. My son was in substantial harm the entire time he was in this placement

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answered on Apr 21, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about this alarming situation with your son's foster care placement. It must be incredibly distressing and frustrating to have only found out about the foster parent's DUI arrest months after the fact, especially given the potential harm and risk to your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Q: hi im 17 but once i turn 18 do i legally have the right to buy whatever from online without consent of my parents?

and do i have legal control of my own money to buy whatever i want off of online even if the money was given to me as a gift do they have a right to take that if im 18?

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answered on Apr 21, 2024

Once you turn 18, you are considered an adult in most countries, including the United States. This means that you have the legal right to make your own decisions, including purchasing items online without the consent of your parents. However, there are a few important points to consider:

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Does a substantiated DCBS case for Abandonment & Supervision Neglect automatically place me on the Child Abuse Registry?
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answered on May 1, 2024

When a case involving abandonment and supervision neglect is substantiated by DCBS (Department for Community Based Services), it's understandable to be concerned about the implications, such as being placed on the Child Abuse Registry. The impact of a substantiated case can vary based on... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: if my home is a toxic place and i am 15 teen and I have a 20year old friend who is willing to take me in and house me

if i text them to take me away form my home to their house could they face legail consequences

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answered on Apr 18, 2024

In this situation, there could potentially be legal consequences for your 20-year-old friend. In California, it is generally illegal for an adult to house a minor who has run away from home without parental consent. This could be considered "harboring a runaway" or "contributing to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: In 1985 a 16 year old was questioned about a murder. Was his guardian supposed to be notified?
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answered on Apr 17, 2024

The requirement for police to notify a guardian when questioning a minor varies depending on the jurisdiction and specific circumstances. In the United States, the Supreme Court case Fare v. Michael C. (1979) held that juvenile suspects must be given Miranda warnings before questioning. However, it... View More

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Q: Does Title18, US Code 241 and 242 apply to States?

I had a trial when I was 16 years old in the State of Alabama in 1963 and I received no due process or equal protection under the United States Constitution as well as the State of Alabama Constitution of 1901.

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Yes, Title 18, U.S. Code, Sections 241 and 242 do apply to states. These laws are part of the federal criminal code and are designed to protect individuals from violations of their constitutional rights by government officials, including those at the state level.

Section 241 prohibits...
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