Juvenile Law Questions & Answers

Q: I am a 18 years old. My boyfriend is 15. Since I turned 18 we have had problems with family matters if it is legal.

2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
You are 18. An adult. He is a minor, below the age of consent of 16. Depending on what you both do, you could be charged with a criminal act and if convicted, possibly go to jail and be required to register as a sex offender for life.

Q: If a 17 year old wants to fight a 20 year old and it's mutual, will the 20yo get a charge?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
Herman Martinez's answer
Please note that once a person turns 17 they are considered an adult in Texas. A mutual fight is typically not a crime. Nevertheless, if one person goes too far with the assault or takes out a deadly weapon during an assault that started without weapons it could rise to the level of a crime.

Q: If I was arrested at 17 but my court date is set for when I’m 18 do I need to bring my guardians.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
More information as to the crime and the court you are in, but generally yes. However either way if you have a criminal charge you need a lawyer.

Q: what form do i use to petition the juvenile court for a hearing to dismiss a temporary custody order?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
There isn't a form. Attorney's and pro se litigants are expected to draft their own pleadings. If you don't know how to do that, you should retain counsel that does.

Q: Georgia Law question: if a restraining order is obtained for a minor against someone (no third party contact included),

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Your fact pattern is confusing. By "served person" are you meaning the protected party? Is the protected party an adult? You need to sit down with counsel for a consultation and explain this situation in more detail.

Q: Can you be charged for a lawyer that you never used, hired, talked to or had a meeting with?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Collections and Juvenile Law for Michigan on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
Trent Harris' answer
Since you were a minor, your mother controlled your defense. It’s possible you were appointed a lawyer by the court and your mother talked to the lawyer without your knowledge. Nevertheless, the court believes the lawyer fee was part of your verdict/judgment, and that’s probably written in the judgment somewhere. $210 is pretty cheap to avoid having a criminal charge on your record which could prevent you from getting hired for employment, or getting an apartment. You are unlikely to win if...

Q: Can I get justice for being groomed

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Report this to the police and let them handle it.

Q: im 17 & slapped a pregnant women , i now have a court date what might happen?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Bryan J. Jones' answer
You will probably be put on probation and have to complete counselling and stay out of trouble.

Q: My daughter just got charged with assault. She has to go in front of the judge Monday morning what should I expect?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Dec 9, 2018
Cayley Turrin's answer
That is not good. I would suggest hiring an attorney for her immediately so it does not affect her future.

Q: What penalty is my boyfriend facing with an attempted armed robbery charge in juvenile court

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 6, 2018
Ecleynne Mercy's answer
Armed Robbery is a designated felony. So if his case stays in juvenile court then the max he can get is 5 years in a juvenile facility.

Q: how do i go about taking drug screens for a closed dfcs case ?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
If the dependency case is closed, you will need to file a petition in Superior court to modify custody.

Q: Could a 15 year olds parent press charges on a 18 year old? They’re just friends and his parents don’t want them to be.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 2, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Not unless there’s some kind of improper contact between them or the 18 yo provides her with illegal substances.

Q: Can a 16 yr old be arrested in NYS for hitting his father? The cops have not and it has happened twice now. They say it

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for New York on
Answered on Dec 1, 2018
Nina Mironenko's answer
File a petition in Family Court for an order of protection (OP). If he hits you while you have an OP they must arrest him. Have you tried therapy for him?

Q: Is it illegal for a 24 year old to date a 16 year old in Indiana

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Indiana on
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
Paul Stanko's answer
16 is the age of consent, so "dating" is not illegal per se. Contributing to deliquency is an entirely different matter. That, of course, would be illegal.

Q: I'm 16. I have a sleeping disorder and am most alert at night. Am I ablen to get a court-ordered exemption from curfew

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
You can ask, but probably not. A curfew law might prohibit you from leaving the house at night, but it wouldn't require you to stay in bed.

Q: I am 17 and I am pregnant. Am I allowed to move out without my grandma saying I can?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 25, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
As long as you are a minor, your parent or guardian will control the decision of where you can and can not live.

Q: My mom kicked me out so I am a 17-year-old living with my friend and she keep saying she’s gonna send me to juvie.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You are under her rules and care unless or until you turn 18 or are emancipate, whichever occurs first. The car belongs to her legally although you may have some equitable claim to it.

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