Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Ohio Juvenile Law Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: I have family member who won't be 18 until july5 but has graduated. Can he leave his house without problems?

He graduated with honors in may, works 2 jobs got a full scholarship in columbus his mother is very mentally abusive and he may have to leave early and come to my house (family) she does not agree with his choices of college, so life is very hard for him. Can he leave without me or him being in... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Jun 23, 2022

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 2919.23 concerning Interference of Custody no person, knowing the person is without privilege to do so or being reckless in that regard, shall entice, take, keep, or harbor a a child under the age of eighteen from the parent, guardian, or custodian of the person.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: Is it illegal for a 16-17 year old to talk a 10 year old into video chatting and showing private parts?

And talk about cuddling and loving the 10 year old? What if said teenager offers paid for video game currency such as “robux”

Said teenager - Iowa

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Apr 26, 2022

Yes, that is illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: Can I get in trouble for sending nudes to a minor when she said she was 20?

She told me she was 20 then tried to blackmail me into giving her money saying she'd say I was sexting a minor and to leak my nudes.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Apr 4, 2022

If she is really a minor, yes. But this is also a common scam.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I kick him my 16 year old out?

My 16 year old son is leaving the house and staying gone for days. He will not respond to calls when calling him and is quick to let me know he is grown and dont have to ask permission to leave or answer calls, however I pay his cell phone bill. He's also disrespectful and will often try to... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Mar 31, 2022

Under the Ohio Revised Code a minor child cannot simply apply to a court for emancipation. Generally, a parent must support a minor child until age 18, or beyond age 18 if the child attends high school on a full-time basis, is incapable of being self-supporting due to disability or if parents... Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: If I record someone making a bomb threat in a school. Do I (the recorder) get first degree telecommunications harrass?

I recorded someone making a bomb threat in a class room and posted it. I am now being charged with the first degree misdemeanor telecommunications harassment. Am I guilty of this charge? I did not say anything in the video at all. I was also suspended 5 days for Filming. I am a minor by the way.... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Mar 25, 2022

Your guilt or innocence here turn on your intent. If you were a party to making the threat, that is, if you made the video with the intention of helping this other person communicate their threat, then yes, you are guilty of telecommunications harassment. If you made the recording with the... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: I’m 18 in high school living in Ohio full time 30k a year job can I legally move out to my own place?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Feb 10, 2022

An 18 year old is no longer a minor and is legally considered an adult, and can enter into contracts, leases, etc. But a landlord might not want to rent if a tenant doesn't have a credit history showing good credit.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Why do I have to go to court over an unexcused absence?

I went to court for truancy last school year. We agreed that I would not exceed the school policy in absences or tardies. My child has had 1 absence this semester for a doctor's appointment that I have a note for he just didn't turn it in. So now it's un-excused. The school is now... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Feb 2, 2022

you can either work it out with the school to get the court action dismissed, or attend the court proceeding and explain what happened. If you are nervous going to court, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I move out the day before my 18th birthday
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jan 25, 2022

If you are still in school, talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult if you are unable to talk to your parents about your plans. When you turn 18, you are considered an adult. If you leave a day early, it is unlikely any action would be taken. But be sure to have medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Hello I'm 15 now and I read about a emancipation I was wondering how I could do that because my parents are to strict

My mom uses my diabetes as a excuse for me not to walk places even though I have a phone if something bad happens then she said if I get a job and buy my own car and get a license she is going to call the police if i go somewhere by car or walk but I would be 16 when I do all this and what would... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jan 4, 2022

Every teen thinks their parents are too strict. But Ohio does not allow a minor to seek emancipation. Emancipation cannot be accomplished by an act of the child alone. Emancipation is generally through the act of the child's parents regarding terminating child support for that child. A... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Hi I need major help I live here in Ohio my fiance sister has custody of my daughter she won't see or talk to her on

On Christmas and she begs my sister N law to let her talk to us she cry's every night and she is very emotional deserved child all she wants to do is come home we lost custody due to not having a job and all the other accusations against us was false and we'll I guess my question is do I... Read more »

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano
answered on Jan 3, 2022

What rights you have will have been determined in the legal process in which you lost custody. If you were granted visitation, then you have a right to that visitation. If you were not granted visitation, then you will have to file for visitation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: I'm 17. I plan to run away from home and from my abusive parents. What can my parents do then?

Can my parents force me back home? Can people harboring me be punished?

I doubt that I can prove any instance of abuse, but, even knowing how dangerous living on the streets is, I would rather be homeless than live with my parents. That said, I may be able to get a friend to take me in, at... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Nov 18, 2021

If someone assists you in running away, they could get into trouble. So before doing anything, talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation. They are the people in the best position to find help for you in this difficult situation. And they will help you. So... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I kick out my child once they turn 18 or do I have to legally evict from my home?

Said child is a troubled youth to put nicely with a list of juvenile offenses and a domestic violence. He has a drug addiction and has stolen from myself as well as his brothers and causes much turmoil in the home. Some say I have to evict since he receives mail other's say no. I am trying to... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Aug 23, 2021

If you don't follow the proper eviction process, then he could sue you for unlawful eviction, and the court might order you to pay him monetary damages. But the eviction process takes a few weeks, and the situation could become uncomfortable at home during that time. If he makes threats of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: So my father had a sting operation set on him. The charges are below.

State: Ohio

Charges:

Soliciting a minor

Child solicitation by electronic communication device

Prostitution

He went an hour away to meet the girl(underage)

And the mom. He was gonna pay $100

Is he doing jail time?

How long if so

Anything I should know

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Aug 6, 2021

Your father needs to sit down privately with an attorney to discuss this matter ASAP. This is a serious slate of charges which could lead to a number of consequences including prison time.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: My friend is 17 and has her own little one and wants out of her parents house is she aloud
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jul 6, 2021

Until a person is 18, the person is a minor, and is the responsibility of the person's parents. The parents make the decisions. Having a baby does not change that. After turning 18, the parents no longer have responsibility, and if the parents decide to stop support, the person must arrange... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: My child is 17 and out of control she bought a car without my permission she has no license what are my options

She doesn't fully know how to drive no one is willing to put the car in their name out of fear of the title being illegal so she is driving with no tags no plates nothing

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jun 23, 2021

She is a minor. If an uninsured minor has an accident, the parent could be financially responsible or found negligent if she injures someone. A car won't start without a battery, and won't go anywhere if none of the tires has air. Talk to a school counselor who might have suggestions... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Need advice on what legal recourse I have when it comes to my unruly son?

I'm at my wits end. He won't listen to me or his dad. He has been truant from school most of the past school year. He has run away and continues to threaten to run away even after the cops found and brought him home. What do I do?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jun 21, 2021

This is not a legal question. I would suggest you get family counseling. These sorts of behavioral issues are better addressed by psychologists and psychiatrists than by lawyers.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: My 12yrs daughter ran away from home in Ohio. She stole 120K dollars from my PayPal, she is in a different state.

My 12yrs daughter ran away from home in Ohio. She stole 120K dollars from my PayPal, she is in a different state. We have no idea where she is. If she comes back, which charges can I push against her? And how long is the statute of limitation before we can no longer push charges?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jun 16, 2021

12 years old? You need to be talking to the police. If she is found, they will investigate what happened to the money. The prosecutor would determine charges - but as a juvenile.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Back in 2002 I was convicted of a crime at the age of 12. I was questioned and forced to give a confession.

My mother was in prison at the time. My father had not been in my life since the age of 4 and my step father had no parental rights over me. I had no legal representation while being questioned alone with two detectives. I am seeking legal help for this. Can you help?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on May 25, 2021

What is it you want to accomplish? Were you adjudicated and want the record sealed? That can be done with a juvenile file as long as it wasn't rape or murder. Were you looking to sue the cops? That probably cannot be done. We you planning on trying to withdraw your plea and fight the case?... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: I will be 18 in less than two months. I will be having my daughter in July . Can my parents take my baby if I move?

I was thinking about moving with my boyfriend who lives with his grandmother previously. I will be getting a job as soon as possible. And plan to move on my own once I have enough money.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on May 21, 2021

You should work out a budget of all your income and expenses. It is difficult for mothers of newborns to work without full-time support for the baby, and day care is expensive. So it is unlikely you will have enough money for all the expenses without government or family assistance. Have you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: I wasn’t able to sign my daughter’s birth certificate now her mother new boyfriend is wanting to adopt her.

I haven’t been able to see her because the mother refuses to let me come to their house or to meet me. She won’t let any of my family see her. Her Son is not her boyfriend either but he has boyfriends last name and he can’t have children. How is this legal for her to do?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Mar 5, 2021

If the mother is not married, then she is the sole legal custodian of the child, and decides who can or can't have time with the child. It does not matter whose name is on the birth certificate. The biological father would have to prove paternity, then file with the juvenile court for... Read more »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.