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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: can I see my boyfriend after we turn 18?

I’m 17 my boyfriend is also 17, we turn 18 pretty soon. His probation officer told him were not to have any contact but never filed a no contact order or anything of the sort. Would I be able to see him after we turn 18?

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

Wait until he is off probation. It has more to do with his probation than age. Even when he turns 18 if there is a probation order in effect he can get in trouble.

2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: I have a question my 14-15 year old step son thinks its okay for himself to put his hands on me by pushing and shoving m
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Oct 13, 2019

The answer is no it is not okay. If this continues, you can go to the Department of Social Services and file for PINS Diversion.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: What can I do?

I have been trying to get custody of my 2 year old niece since July 2019, I have done everything as far as background check, home inspection, drug test and weekly visits. Even though I am her paternal aunt the judge will not grant the motion for her to be moved out of foster care and placed into my... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Oct 11, 2019

It sounds like you need to consult with and/or hire a lawyer where you live who specializes in this area of the law.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Rhode Island on
Q: I have a friend who was 16 years old when he got a 14 year old pregnant. Can he get in trouble now that he’s an adult?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

Depends on the statute of limitations and how much time has passed

2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Q: Is it legal for a minor to be questioned without his gurdian or lawyer present in the state of North Carolina
Krispen Culbertson
Krispen Culbertson answered on Oct 8, 2019

It depends upon the context. Is it a criminal investigation or testimony (or witness interview) in a criminal case?

If it's criminal, yes. A cop can question a minor as part of a criminal investigation.

If it's civil, it depends on many things and we'd need to know if it's...
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2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I drop out at 17? My son is 7 months old an I can't take care of him go to school an work .
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Oct 8, 2019

You can drop out, but if you don't complete your education, then you will be unable to earn a decent living and even with government assistance, will likely live in poverty with your son. Talk to a family member, school counselor, teacher, or other trusted adult about your situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: So a juvenile in Tennessee. Rutherford County. Was trialed as and adult with only misdemeanor charges and one felony.

The felony charges was only theft over $1,000-$10,000

And the Juvenile is an American Indian

Claimed His tribe and is a sovereign body.

How could the court system go against the laws and the rules of the courts.

And the Juveniles deliquency background is clean.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 3, 2019

Apparently the Defendant underestimated the seriousness of the Charges against him. He should have hired a competent attorney. When he is in Rutherford County, Tennessee, subject matter jurisdiction exists to prosecute him under the Laws of Tennessee. Even illegal aliens are subject to our... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: In Ga, what’s the law regarding kids being questioned at school by police/DFACS? Right to be notified after?
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 3, 2019

In Georgia, a minor may be questioned by law enforcement or a representative of DFCS without prior notification to a parent.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: How many days is a 15 year old reported runaway considered disappeared/missing???

My 15 year old cousins mom filed a runaway report on September 26. We the family yet have to believe she had to do something with his disappearance but police wont do anything because she filed the report as a runaway..

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 3, 2019

There is no set number of days. Whether law enforcement considers a person missing will depend on the specific facts of each case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: If im 18 can my parents stop me from leaving the house by locking me inside or blocking the door?

I still live with them but are currently making arrangements to move out i just want to go out with friends and they attempt to keep me inside

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Oct 2, 2019

No, but they can kick you out by evicting you. So you should have some alternative place to live if they do. They could also terminate your health insurance, car insurance, and any other support they provide. Once a person is 18, they are considered an adult, can make their own decisions, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Q: Signed my brother out of juvenile court if he gets in trouble am i legally responsible for him?

If he gets in trouble what happens to me? Am I legally responsible for him now and if so is he suppose to be in my custody? They just had me sign him out and never explained anything to me

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Sep 29, 2019

You are responsible for your actions. As long as you are not part of a plan to commit a crime, and avoid committing a crime with another, there is little more you can do to avoid trouble.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Q: I do apolojise as I am not that intelligent that is why I am looking for answers my daughter is 16 years old I took her

Phone away her boyfriends grandmother bought my daughter a prepaid phone without my approval legally can I take the phone away what is the law on cell phones and minors

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Sep 27, 2019

Unintelligible means 'impossible to understand. I did not mean for you to think you are unintelligent. As to the phone, yes, you as the parent can control what property your child possesses. So you may take the phone from the child. However, you should return it to the grandmother.

Q: I live I north carolina my daughters boyfriend grandmother bout here a cell phone she will not give it to me what's my
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 27, 2019

I am sorry, this is not a patent law question. Perhaps you thought the category was paRents instead of paTents.

Good luck in resolving your situation.

Kevin E Flynn

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: How do I know when my court date is?

I am a 15 yo and I got a felony for bringing a thc cart to school and they said i have to go to court but they didnt give me no paper work about my court . I have no idea when is my court date and i dont not wanna mess my record up even more.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Sep 26, 2019

Who would "they" be when you state: "they said i have to go to court". Have your parents talk with "them"; calling an attorney would help. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a highschool coach record a conversation of a 15 year old player w out their knowledge?

Exit interview for making the team or being cut, no parent was present, it was in a closed office in which he spoke harshly in an aggressive tone and made her cry. She wasn’t cut made the team but found out 4 months later he had recorded her... not sure if he recorded all players for their exit... Read more »

Ken Shigley
Ken Shigley answered on Sep 26, 2019

OCGA § 16-11-62 (https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-16/chapter-11/article-3/part-1/16-11-62) provides:

It shall be unlawful for:

(1) Any person in a clandestine manner intentionally to overhear, transmit, or record or attempt to overhear, transmit, or record the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: So I want to stay the night at my boyfriends house when I turn 18 very soon but his mom says it's illegal. He's 19.

I'll be 18 in December he will be 20 in May

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 24, 2019

It’s not illegal to stay the night at anyone’s house. Five year olds have sleep overs. Since I know you know this, I also know there is more to this situation. Bottom line: before you turn 18, your mom has the right to make common sense rules like not sleeping with men. After you turn 18, she... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I be in a relationship with a 17 year old female who has a kid? I'm 22
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 24, 2019

Simple answer, yes.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: My minor child got pulled over and had a vape pen with a sealed cartridge of THC. Do we need a lawyer?

The police said they would contact us with the lab results. My child has started counseling and the counselor thought he might need a lawyer.

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Sep 23, 2019

Possession of THC is a vape cart is a felony. The State has moved away from charging possession of cannabis cases (flower form), but they are still prosecuting vapes. Your child needs a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a child be taken off school grounds on a trip without parental consent?

Also a child thats in a special needs class cause he has autism

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 23, 2019

Schools typically send home a permission slip for field trips. Have you tried speaking with the school to get the details about this and find out why no notification was given or why they didn't seek permission? I would first reach out to the school to speak to them about it and ensure them that... Read more »

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