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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Florida on

Q: How long can you get if you are a minor at the age of 16 and get caught with a warrant?

Gary Kollin answered on Jun 17, 2019

A warrant for what?

Anyone under 18 is a minor

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Arizona on

Q: i was found with a wax pen and its a felony in AZ but i'm only 16 can i somehow get that dropped to a misdemeanor

i was caught bc of shop lifting and lied to the cop so idk how thats gonna go in court and i dont have any priors

he told me my papers will come in the mail but people told me that when cops say that is just to scare me and he isnt gonna press charges

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jun 17, 2019

You really need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible! You are a juvenile and are facing a felony. These are two very important things that you should value deeply and want to solve the right way. There is good news with recent changes in the law and it is possible to have your case completely... Read more »

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

Q: My 16 year old son got caught with someone that had beer and weed on them what will happen

The cops just called for me to go pick him up

Paula Hough answered on Jun 17, 2019

Was your son charged? If not, nothing will happen to him. If he was charged, you should reach out to an attorney for advice and a consultation regarding the charge(es). Both underage possession of alcohol and possession of marijuana are criminal misdemeanor charges.

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

Q: For a 13 year old being charged with a simple battery what can be my punishment?

There was an incident where myself and a teacher got into a altercation with the door, I (speaking as the child) was pushing the door as she was pushing the door onto me and she stepped out of the way of the door and i let it be and walked away.

Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Jun 17, 2019

Your question depends on how you were charged. Will you be in juvenile court or are they treating you as an adult? Additionally, you could face issues in both criminal court and civil issues with the school as well. The school may choose to expel you or they may give you in house suspension, out... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Michigan on

Q: I live in Michigan. I was arrested for domestic violence. I had a fight with my brother that went a little too far.

I was not convicted. I was given a deal through HYTA. 6 months probation. When I do a background check, it comes up clean. But I'm applying for a job where I have to be fingerprinted if I am hired. Will the arrest show up in the fingerprint report?

Brent T. Geers answered on Jun 13, 2019

The wonderful thing about HYTA is that upon successful completion, you don't have a criminal conviction, and so you may rightfully report no convictions, and it shouldn't show up on background checks as a conviction. That said, you may have an arrest record, which is an indication that you've been... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on

Q: My 16 year old brother lives with me but our older sister has guardianship of him; who has to be at court for his felon

I was the one who spoke to the cops and dealt with it with them. Our sister can’t take off work as easily as I can. Since he lives with me, does she have to be at court too?

Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 12, 2019

If there is a Case at Juvenile Court, then the Guardian must appear with her Ward. But if the Case has already been transferred to Criminal Court, then the Defendant and his attorney must appear. Possibly your assistance is needed, but not necessary. Be very careful what you say if anything,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on

Q: Can a 16 year old move out of state without parental consent in Ohio?

I'm 16 years old, about to be 17 in 18 days. I am extremely unhappy with the way things are at home (I don't want to elaborate). I have a friend in Missouri who's mother wants to take me in. Is it legal for me to move out of my current living situation and live with her?

Joseph Jaap answered on Jun 10, 2019

The person in Missouri would have no legal basis to provide care for you. You could be apprehended as a runaway, and the person in Missouri could get in trouble for contributing to the delinquency of a minor or other charges for helping you. If there are problems at home, talk to a teacher,... Read more »

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

Q: My nephews mother through him out . He is 16 in California can I bring him to Az ?

He tells me she drinks all the time and dates he is a good kid is getting his diploma online and working a part time job. I have an apt with an extra room he can stay with me. Any info will be helpful.

Mike Branum answered on Jun 8, 2019

If she has thrown him out, she may be willing to agree to let him stay with you. You should draft a simple agreement stating that she is giving you guardianship, power of attorney, and legal decision-making power and have her sign it in the presence of a notary public. There are numerous websites... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Utah on

Q: When I was 9 (I'm 14 now)someone tried to rape me and did sexually assault me can I press charges w/ no evidence?

Benjamin Oxford answered on Jun 7, 2019

You can certainly file a police report, because your own testimony is evidence. However, whether charges can be brought depends on the statute of limitations that exists in your state. Most states allow charges to be brought until a certain amount of time after you turn 18 years of age. So, most... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on

Q: Is there a legal age for a child to be home alone and in the care of a younger sibling?

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 7, 2019

It really depends on the maturity of the child (and the sibling) and any special needs of the sibling. Usually 12-14 has been acceptable in past situations, depending on the circumstances.

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Tennessee on

Q: Does a juvenile have right to privacy to their cell phone. If the cell phone was purchased by the parents.

Who would have to give consent to search the phone? The parents who bought it or the child who uses it?

Paul E. Tennison answered on Jun 6, 2019

There may be a reasonable expectation of privacy for a juvenile using a cell phone. I do not think there are enough facts here for me to fully answer this question. For example, where does this question arise? At school, home, police involvement? Each of those situations may have different law that... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on

Q: DA offices said No charges will be filed against my sons. But the detective says it's being referred to probation. Why

My son was cited intent to sell 3 thc cartridges. DA office rejected the case. I contacted the detective to get my sons phone back, and he informed me that my sons case is being referred to probation and he isn't able to give me back the phone. The only paperwork I received was from the DA office... Read more »

Rhonda Mae Hixon answered on Jun 5, 2019

If they are minors, it is most likely a referral for informal handling through juvenile probation.

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

Q: What is the law about joint custody and Child released on intence probation. Does he still get to go back and forth

My son is 15 He was released on intense probation to his father and now his father is saying he can’t live with me until he is off probation in a year. I wanted to know what my rights are. His dad has been gone for almost 2 years and just came back when my son got arrested.

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jun 2, 2019

You will need to check the Intensive Probation Order (IPO). The IPO is an order from the judge (or probation) that allows him to stay somewhere. This is not a decision from the father. You may be able to contact the judge or probation officer to have them allow your son to stay with you.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Oregon on

Q: My 18 year old daughter pierced my 12 year old daughters' nose. She is not licensed or in school. What can I do?

She picked her up from a friend's house and hid her from me, and has been instrumental in the kidnapping and coercion of her, which the nose piercing is evidence of.

Gary Kollin answered on May 31, 2019

Press charges and maybe she can go to jail

2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Maryland on

Q: If I’m born in January 26, 2000 date a girl born in December 13, 2003 without legal issues? It’s 3yrs,10months,18days

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 29, 2019

In most states adult men over the age of 18 (like you are) can be charged with various criminal violations if caught having sexual relations with an under-aged girl (like your girlfriend is). The difference in their ages is not relevant.

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

Q: Is there a way to keep a case in superior court. Instead of transfering it back to juvenile court??

I filed moiton of contempt in custody case aa well as a moition to modify custody/ visitation. Juvenile court is the one that sent me to superior. I filed and today I get an order to transfer back to juvenile court.

The last thing i wanted. Please tell me there is a way to keep it in... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman answered on May 28, 2019

We would need to review the order and obtain more information to determine if there is a way to keep the case in superior court. You should consult with an attorney to determine what your options are under the circumstances.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on

Q: What do I need to do?

I keep calling the number on the back of my citation/ticket and they keep telling me my information is not in the system..

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 21, 2019

That happens sometimes. Consider putting a recurring event on your calendar that reminds you to call them every Wednesday at 10am. If you are bad at using your calendar perhaps set an alarm on your smart phone for that purpose.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Georgia on

Q: Can I have a CPS case reopened?

My son was shaken in 2017 CPS took my kids and opened a case on me. It was found I didn’t have anything to do with it or know about it. It was found I was a work at the time. They charge me with failure to protect and Child in danger meant. After finding out I was innocent My case remained open.... Read more »

P. Justin Thrailkill answered on May 20, 2019

What are you trying to do? Are you wanting the case reopened? If so, why? It sounds like the previous case was dismissed. If this case never reached court, it likely never made it past the investigation stage. If the investigation found you were not responsible, the case would be closed. If... Read more »

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

Q: How much time would he get or would he get no time and if he dose get time will he get a bond

My brother is 18 and he ran away at 16 when he was in foster care today is his 18th birth day and on Monday he is going to tern his self in to get everything over with now that he is 18 will he go to jail if he dose about how long and will he get a bond so I can go get him out

Gary Kollin answered on May 17, 2019

Perhaps if you wrote in single sentences starting with a capital letter and ending with a period instead of a run-on sentence, you inquiry could be accurately understood.

You also do not state what crime he is accused of.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on

Q: 17 and less than a month to be 18 runaway subpoenaed.

My friend is 17 and a runaway from a foster Home. They are a little under a month away from being 17 and he was subpoenaed to his uncle court date for sexual acts done to him which is why he was in foster home.. What will happen because he is a runaway and did not go to the court date?? Will he go... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on May 15, 2019

much more info needed

he needs to have a consult with a lawyer in his area.

many lawyers will offer a free consult.

i would recommend he writes down a complete summary before seeing the lawyer

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