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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 Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Am I allowed to continue dating my 16 year old boyfriend of 1 year and 4 months when I turn 18.

I was 16 when we started dating and he was 15.

Kristen Epifania
Kristen Epifania answered on Feb 20, 2019

The age of consent in New York is 17 - this means that if you are currently 17 years old and dating a 16 year old, you can potentially be charged with a sex offense if it is a sexual relationship.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: What if a 17 year old threatens a 15 year old at school and the school does nothing?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 22, 2019

The 15 year old child (or the parents thereof) can report the matter to the police as assault (i.e., threat of battery), and the parents can file a complaint against the school. The parents of the 17 year old might also be sued for civil assault for the torts of their minor child. More details are... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for New York on
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

Is a domestic matter. What does that mean? What about me? Is it ok for him to hit me too? If we defend ourselves then we will be arrested?

Nina Mironenko
Nina Mironenko answered on Dec 1, 2018

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?

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Are any federal laws different than state laws when it comes to juvenile defendants?
Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit answered on Oct 13, 2018

Laws vary state to state and Federal Law can be completely different as well to a particular state in regard to a particular matter

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Can minors be punished for viewing child pornography? If so, what are the punishments?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 10, 2018

In theory yes, though cases with minors that do not involve spreading the stuff around are rare.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Can I call cops on 14 year old who refuses to go to school

Refuses to go every day argue and fight and won't budge

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on Jan 17, 2018

Talk to the school social worker first.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: I was wondering if it was legal for my father to refuse to give me my high school diploma even though I'm 20

I need my diploma to get an id. I can't find any other place I called my high school and the school board but they both say they don't have them

Stephanie E. Emanuel
Stephanie E. Emanuel answered on Dec 1, 2017

Why he does not want to give it to you. This question needs more details. and No one cannot keep another belonging without permission. It is best to resolve conflict without going to court, it can get really expensive and if you explain to your father why you need the diploma for he might be able... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for New York on
Q: What if a 19 year old punches a 17 year old brother? Would it affect his future jobs?

One of my friends got punched on the face by his older brother, he had a bump on his head... so he called cops on him but he regretted because he thinks that his older brother would have consequences ragarding to his future jobs..

Stephanie E. Emanuel
Stephanie E. Emanuel answered on Dec 1, 2017

If someone press charges against another, and the matter reaches court and a punishment is ordered, it till be indicated in his background check and affect his employment. Family always run into arguments and minor fights. But the family is a family.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for New York on
Q: I'm 21 and dating a 16 year old. She will be 17 in 2 months. Are we breaking any laws?

I just want to make sure no one gets in trouble. We sleep in seperate beds, don't have sex, and we only hug and give kisses on the cheek. We live in New York.

Andrew S. Tabashneck
Andrew S. Tabashneck answered on Oct 24, 2017

New York statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under age under age 17. If you are not engaging in sexual intercourse, which encompasses a number of sexual acts (none of which you have described), then you. have not violated the law

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: I am 18 yrs old I live with my mom can she still ground me and keep me inside and not let me outside at all??
Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Oct 12, 2017

At 18 you are considered an adult under New York law.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: My son won a lawsuit.The money was placed in a bank account til he's18.he's 17 wants a car.will court release money befo

My son was injured in an Indoor skate park.

My son won the case and was awarded money that was placed into a bank account until he turns 18. My son will be 17 next month ,he has a drivers permit and will go for his license or junior license (I honestly don't know how that goes)

He... Read more »

Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Sep 26, 2017

You need to carefully review the Infant Compromise Order and then determine what expenses the amount awarded before he reaches the age of the majority. If the custodian of the funds (usually you the parent) cannot access the funds beforehand for these purposes you may need to contact a guardian... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Environmental and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: My 16 yr old son is visiting me in hyde park from Florida and shot a Canadian goose with a bb gun and killed it.

THE DEC GUY SAID THAT BECAUSE ITS A PROTECTED SPECIES THAT ITS SERIOUS AND THEY CAN DO A ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING AND MAKE IT A CIVIL MATTER AND BE DONE IN ONE DAY OR KEEP IT CRIMINAL AND WE WOULD HAVE TO FLY HIM BACK AND FORTH FOR COURT EACH MONTH. I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S THE BEST ROUTE TO TAKE. THE... Read more »

Aubrey Claudius Galloway
Aubrey Claudius Galloway answered on Aug 9, 2017

I I'm quite familiar with this type of matter. It is a very complicated issue with far reaching conclusions most people are able to see ( future ability to get into college/get a job/obtain professional license.

One of my passions is juvenile law because I wasn't an angel growing up and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: What will happen to a 10 year old who assaulted a nypd detective twice in one day the first time he went to mediation

My brother an nypd detective was kicked in the groin twice hard enough to vomit and urinate himself and hit in the chest causing a fractured sternum the offender is 10 the second assault happened when they were on a break with the mediation conference what will happen

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Aug 4, 2017

That's a crime and a tort. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: My friend wants to know what will happen if him and His girlfriend run away. They both are 16

He wants to take his parents car also

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Aug 4, 2017

Beware of criminal charges of kidnapping, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and statutory rape, if applicable. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Is my 14 year old allowed to see the doctor alone
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jul 26, 2017

Yes, typically. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: My friend 12 year old son thought it was fun to drive a car. And backed up and hit 3 cars. Can he go to jail?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jul 18, 2017

His parents may be sued for damages. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: My 17 yr old son moved out without my permission into his 16 yr old girlfriends house and family.

He is a special ed student and will lose his placement if he is absent for 20 days and he is not going to school. What can I do?

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jun 25, 2017

You can certainly contact the parents to help bring the child back, otherwise you can contact the police if that fails. You may face truancy charges yourself, as may he. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: i got stopped by a cop and i had weed and a taser on me i was 17 when it happened and i since turned 18 what should i do

i was in a park doing nothing and a cop came up to me and started going through my bag where he found a small amount of weed in a grinder and a taser they didn't arrest me what should i expect for a sentencing or punishment and can i plea the 4th if i was sitting on a park bench in the middle of... Read more »

Michael D. Litman
Michael D. Litman answered on May 23, 2017

You need to hire a lawyer to go over all of the facts of the case with you to determine if you might be able to suppress evidence if the search wasn't done properly. It is impossible for anyone to say in this forum, and you shouldn't post details here since this is open to the public. The possible... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: I'm 15 same with my gf but her dad has legal custody of her and dont like me but the rest of the family approves

I'm wondering if I'm allowed to see her because he said no but she said yes

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on May 22, 2017

Sex with a minor is illegal. The parents may prevent the relationship. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media... Read more »

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