Juvenile Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can 17 year old move into apartment with 18 year old best friend if 17 year old has parental permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

in theory yes. However, some apartment complexes require that the lease signer be at least 21 years of age to make a binding contract.

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Q: How long does a runaway charge last in Ohio?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Until they are caught...
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Q: do I need a lawyer for juvenile court? My 12 year old son was with 2 older kids who were arrested for breaking into cars

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Yes, your son should have an attorney. It is particularly important he have one if he is innocent. I know that sounds backwards. But, in a system that assumes guilt, which is what we actually have, the innocent are the ones who need a lawyer the most.
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Q: What are the Ohio exceptions of a 17 year old no longer considered a minor without emancipation? For job purposes.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Family Law, Business Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

This link provides some information that might be helpful:

https://www.ohiobar.org/forpublic/resources/lawyoucanuse/pages/lawyoucanuse-255.aspx
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Q: Can my ex-wife's attorney hire my two minor girls and still represent her in a new case involving the family?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

It doesn't appear to be a conflict of interest, if that's what you are asking. He represents your ex, not you.
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Q: If there isn't any court papers can I move outof my boyfriend's moms house with my baby and then change our address

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Sep 16, 2017

You moving out shouldn't be a problem. The problem may be you taking the baby with you and keeping it from your boyfriend. If you boyfriend is the legal father, he can go to court and ask for custody and visitation. Even if he isn't the legal father, as biological father, he can get declared to be the legal father and then ask for custody and visitation.
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Q: I am a 17 year old from North Carolina, my parents are thinking of buying a home under my name, is that possible?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Juvenile Law and Real Estate Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Sep 16, 2017

It's hard to give an answer based on your question. While contracts made with a minor are generally valid (although the minor can often void them unless ratifying them after turning 18), the contract would need to be made with your consent. If you are implying that your parents are planning to purchase a house using your identity without your consent, then that is an issue. Without additional detail, however, I cannot give a more thorough answer. Please consult an attorney if you have...
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Q: what are the possible punishments for him ?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

There are a lot of different charges possible.

So, hard to tell how it will go.
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Q: I'm 17 and I need to get out of my house now. I will end up committing suicide if I don't, how can I get emancipated?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

Call your local suicide prevention hotline immediately. Also talk to a trusted family member or teacher or school counselor. Call local child services if you have to. Ohio does not recognize emancipation for minors. But there is a lot of help for your situation, so you need to find it. Do it immediately. Here is a link. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/youth/

Call their number, 800 273-8255.
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Q: I'm 17. My girlfriend is 15, is there any way we can get married without parental consent? Her parents are abusive

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

No. She is a minor and so are you. You can't get married without your parents consent and she can't get married at all. If you are having sex with her and she is under 16 and if you are more than 24 months older than she is you can be exposed to criminal prosecution for having sex with her. You need to get some good advice from you parents or someone who can help you sort this out.
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Q: A 16 year old girl that has a baby wants to move out of her moms house can age do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

A 16 year old is still a minor, just because she has a baby does not mean that she is emancipated. If she is a child who is in need of supervision -- that is if her parents can't seem to handle her -- the law allows the parents to call on the State of Alabama (DHR) to assist in what's called a Child In Need Of Supervision or "CHINS" petition. Be careful in getting the state up in your business. The other real risk is to the child of the 16 year old mother. The other risk is that DHR will get...
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Q: Does A 14 Yr Old Have To write A Statement. Was Told If Didnt Shed Be Charged With conspirering

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 14, 2017

What does her attorney say?? You have a right to remain silent, you also have a right to counsel. They can't force you to give a written statement. They can and will use that written statement against you. Hopefully, she has an attorney representing her that she can rely on for good advice in a situation like this. The police often say they will charge if they don't get the written statement, but what they mean is that there is insufficient evidence to charge you right now can you give us a...
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Q: Can I leave home at 16 without parents permission? I have a steady job and a child and aswell as a car.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Colorado on
Answered on Sep 14, 2017

No, not unless you become emancipated.
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Q: I'm 16 Going On 17 In 2Months if I get emancipated can I get custody of my siblings while my mother is incarcerated?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

No, you cannot get emancipated. Here is a link that explains it.

https://www.ohiobar.org/forpublic/resources/lawyoucanuse/pages/lawyoucanuse-255.aspx

If you are under 18, you are a minor, and cannot get custody. Talk to adult family members, a teacher, or other trusted adult about the situation, or contact child services.
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Q: a officer pulled me over and said i was going 24 over the speed limit but my odometer said i wasn't ...

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

The court is likely to believe the officer, not your claim about your speedometer. Even if you were "only" 15 over the limit, the court could consider that reckless. You could have your speedometer tested, and depending on what the test shows, it could be admissible as evidence. If 24 mph over the speed limit is considered reckless, or if there are other factors, the court could suspend your license, especially if you are a juvenile. The court could determine that you are irresponsible for...
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Q: im 16 and in DHR custody , is there any way i could marry out of the system?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 12, 2017

You are in the custody of the Alabama Department of Human Resources. As a 16-year old you have to have the permission of your parent or guardian to marry.
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Q: Can a 17 year old have consensual sexual relations with a 23 year old? What age gap do consent laws not apply?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 11, 2017

Ohio's age of consent is 16. Technically, the age of the other person doesn't matter, unless he or she is younger. But, there are still lots of ways for an adult in a sexual relationship with a juvenile to get in trouble.
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Q: What is the statue to establish a unfit parent in Alabama juvenile court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 11, 2017

You are probably asking what it takes to get custody of a child in Juvenile court if you are a person other than a parent. The law says that the person seeking custody must prove that each natural parent is unfit to have custody of the child by clear and convincing evidence. There is a strong presumption that a natural parent is the fit and proper person to have the custody of a child, but NOT where the parent has given custody to someone else (a well known trap) or where some prior court...
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Q: Can my parents still check and confiscate my phone and other devices? Can they have "access" to my bank account?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Sep 8, 2017

As an 18-year-old you can open your own bank account in your own name without anyone else on the account. It only takes a few dollars to open an account. You might go to your own bank where the existing account is, and ask to open your own account in your own name. Then, once you have done that, you can transfer the funds from the joint account with your mother into your own account, only if, however, the funds in the joint account belong to you. Do not steal funds belonging to your mother.
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Q: What can my friend do at the age of 16 about possibly moving out or getting away from his parents? We live in Oklahoma.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 8, 2017

Sorry I didn’t see this questions earlier, and it was not answered. If you still need help, please ask your question again, and give as many details as possible.

Please visit my website, www.garyjdean.com, and sign up on the home page for email updates on Oklahoma Law.

Good Luck!
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