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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: I was wrongfully charged with child abuse, and want to fight it please help.
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 8, 2019

What your best defense is depends on the facts of your case and what specifically you were charged with. Hire an attorney to assist you or request court-appointed counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: What will happen when I tell my probation I'm five months pregnant?

I got put on probation 6 months ago as a juvenile, and I just turned 16. One of the terms of probation was that I couldn't be around my boyfriend. I found out a couple months ago that I got pregnant a month into probation, and still haven't told my probation. I'm starting to show and I have to tell... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on May 15, 2019

Admitting you violated the terms of your probation could result in a violation of your probation. It is possible that the terms of your probation would be amended if you are pregnant or if a child is born and the court granted both parents parenting time with their child.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: At what age do signers of a contract need to be in the state of Nebraska for the contract to be considered legitimate?

I was 18 when I agreed to the terms of a contract with an internet and phone company in Nebraska. I incurred debt with them and wonder whether or not I am legally responsible for upholding the contract I signed at the age of 18.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 9, 2019

Google Nebraska age of consent or age of majority.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: Is it illegal for a 17 year old to hit someone younger than them in self defense?
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Nov 5, 2018

Striking a child can be assault and/or child abuse. One affirmative defense to such charge can be self-defense, no matter the striker's age. The Court could take into consideration the actor and victim's age when deciding whether a crime occurred and whether there is an affirmative defense... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: Do I need a lawyer?

I'm 18, graduated this year and live in Nebraksa. I have a friend who is 15. He called me last week and asked if I could pick him up from school because he was being sent home for the day and couldn't get a hold of his mom. So I did. After I picked him up he asked if he could come to my apartment... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Sep 12, 2018

This is something that a criminal defense attorney or public defender normally handles. The more proof you have to show that you believed he was being discharged from school, the easier it will be to defend this case. For example, did he send you a text saying is being sent home from school?... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: while I was in jail my 2 kids where placed with my mother by the state. my mother and I are not on good

terms, I've tried many times to contact her, she wont even respond. I dont know anything about what the state has disided, I'd like to know what happened with the legal rights of kids, I'd like to get it on paper what the court desided but not sure how to.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jul 5, 2018

If you know what county the action was in, you can likely found out the court case number and what the final order was.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Traffic Tickets for Nebraska on
Q: I have a court date on the 17th for a ticket can i get it pushed back a few days by asking to take it to juvenile court?
Brendan Michael Kelly
Brendan Michael Kelly answered on Jan 15, 2018

While you may be able to the first court date is generally an advisement hearing. Best to get a lawyer and have them file a motion to have the matter moved to juvenile court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: Can I give temp.gaurdianship and custity of my kids to my mother without getting a layers involved ?

No father involved,til get my life ,financis in order ,then get them back when I can properly take there responsibilities

Brendan Michael Kelly
Brendan Michael Kelly answered on Aug 14, 2017

If you are the only parent on the birth certificate you can provide guardianship to your mother. If another parent is involved than they would have to sign off in theory. This would allow her to send the kids to school, medical needs, etc..

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: My son is 19 girlfriend is 17 1/2 and they have a 3 month old son they want to leave NE and move to NC can they?

They have been living in her mother's home he can't find work and there is a job available in NC can she legally move out of state. Her mother is threatening to have the arrested if they do.

Brendan Michael Kelly
Brendan Michael Kelly answered on Aug 14, 2017

If she leaves without her parents permission they she can be in trouble. The age to be an adult in NE is 19. So the answer is Son can go, but daughter has to be get permission or wait til she is old enough.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: My son is 10 and he got a ticket for trespassing and criminal mischief. Does this still in his record till his 18?
Brendan Michael Kelly
Brendan Michael Kelly answered on May 4, 2017

It is not a conviction but what is called an adjudication. It does not remain on his criminal record once he turns an adult, which is 19 in the State of Nebraska. It can be used to aggravate any future involvement with the law until he becomes an adult.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: Truancy law

My daughter is 15 has a long history of PTSD depression anxiety and panic attacks and also has went over the legal limit of missing school a few times which has put us in court well this year is highschool and her worst year for missing . At 40 days now which has put us now in truancy charge how do... Read more »

Brendan Michael Kelly
Brendan Michael Kelly answered on Apr 26, 2017

To defend this you will be required show proof that the child be given some sort of medical proof of the PTSD, depression etc. This should be provided to the school to ensure they don't continue to bring you before the court. If that is not successful you should get a lawyer and provide them with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: A minor child is accused of sexualy molesting another younger child. Should he get a lawyer before his interview?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2016

You need to talk to one at least (depends on age of kid).Consequences drastic, so yes.

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