Juvenile Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can I apply for my son's n-600 application if he has an expired B1 Visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, International Law and Juvenile Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
Maybe. More information is needed. Acquisition of citizenship for a child born abroad is tricky, especially in the case of a USC father and an illegitimate birth. You would do well to consult with an immigration attorney who can advise you based on all the details of the case.

Q: Can a minor (13) arrested for accidental shooting be put in jail with adults instead of juvenile detention center

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
It really depends. Typically, they should be housed in a juvenile detention center until such time as they are adjudicated to be an adult; however, when they are charged with a violent crime, circuit court jurisdiction may automatically kick in, thus allowing them to be placed in general population.

Q: Can a l3 yr old be legally placed in an adult jail as they were arrested for an accidental shooting instead of juvi

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
It really depends. Typically, they should be housed in a juvenile detention center until such time as they are adjudicated to be an adult; however, when they are charged with a violent crime, circuit court jurisdiction may automatically kick in, thus allowing them to be placed in general population.

Q: How long can juvenile court in ohio hold a child without having a ajudication hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
It really depends on the circumstances, the charges, whether the juvenile is competent, his or her age, etc. A hearing on whether or not to hold the juvenile is required to happen fast, but the adjudicatory hearing may be a long way off.

Q: When is the legal age to move out of parents home in missouri

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Missouri on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Lydia Seifner's answer
A child may move out of his or her parents home when he or she reaches eighteen or becomes emancipated.

Q: I am turning sixteen in a few weeks and i would like to know the soonest i can move out of my parents house

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Missouri on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Lydia Seifner's answer
You can move out without their permission when you are eighteen. Otherwise you will need to become emancipated or have someone else file for guardianship over you.

Q: I'm married can I get in trouble for my step daughter not going to school

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Arizona on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Randi Sirlin's answer
It would be the parent who would be held responsible, unless you are a legal guardian.

Q: What can happen to my 12 year old who is charged with child molestation in Georgia?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
Your twelve year old's case will be handled in juvenile court and will not be required to register.

Q: I'll be 17 next month. What would happen if I just packed all my stuff, put it in my car and went to a friend's without

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
You could be ruled a delinquent and could end up in juvenile detention.

Q: If my friends mother kicked her out and threatened her with a knife and is now trying to report her as a run away

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Have your friend contact the police herself to explain the situation. Hopefully they can help iron things out, or get her somewhere safe.

Best of luck to your friend.

Q: How can this happen?? 26 yr old husband arrested on juvenile warrant

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Jasmine D. Rippy's answer
People are charged with contempt when they fail to comply with a court order. The court can give you info on exactly why he’s being charged with contempt.

Q: If a stepfather is protecting two stepchildren and his own daughter from the abusive and neglectful mother

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
If the stepfather does not have legal custody, then he could be arrested if he does not give the children to the person who has custody. Stepfather can file for custody or can file for guardianship, and the court will decide what is in the best interest of the children. Stepfather should retain a local family law attorney to represent him.

Q: If I am 17 and my partner is 14, would it be illegal to date, kiss, makeout, or leave hickies?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Minnesota on
Answered on Aug 7, 2018
Stefan Dunkelgrun's answer
As long as your partner gives full consent, based on the information you provided, it is not illegal.

If the younger person is older than 13 and younger than 16, the older person may not be more than 48 months older.

Q: how do i obtain a writ of assistance form

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 7, 2018
Pete David Louden's answer
Contact an attorney in your local area to help you with the case and they will be able to draft all the necessary documents, get a hearing, and present your case.

Q: How do I get guardianship over a minor child?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 6, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
It looks like you're in Missouri. You asked this in a forum for Louisiana.

Q: if I'm 17 are my dad and step mom allowed to touch my personal property and things i have payed for myself

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Indiana on
Answered on Aug 6, 2018
John Mario Acosta Jr.'s answer
Based on your question, I can appreciate your situation being a young adult, but with that said you are considered a minor until you turn 18 and as such you can't own property. The property you speak of belongs to your parents or to those whom you live with. The property purchased by your mother would belong to her but if it is in their home then then can touch it and go through it. Furthermore, when you turn 18 and if you decide to move out and their is a dispute as to who owns the property...

Q: Is there any way to have rights to my friend's son?

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 5, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Only the parents have rights to a child. You would have to file in court to obtain legal rights. Otherwise, it is interference of custody.

Q: If a 16(Oct,16) yro from Texas is dating a 14(July 15) yro from Utah when does it become illegal for them to date.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 4, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
See Texas Penal Code Section 21.11 - Indecency with a Child, Section 22.011 - Sexual Assault, and Section 43.25 - Sexual Performance by a Child for the law on the subject.

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