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Q: I was with two buddies buying socks and one of them ends up stealing a 3 pack of socks and gets stopped for questionig

They let me go and later call me back because my buddy said I stole socks too when I didn’t. One pair of the three that he stole was dropped in my car and I was pulled over on my way home and taken back to the store. They are charging me with juvenile petit theft but all they have is the kids... Read more »

Lucas Wynne answered on May 10, 2018

You hire a criminal defense lawyer to represent you. There is no easy answer in a criminal defense case.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for North Dakota on

Q: I'm 16 and pregnate, the father is 18 how do we keep him from getting in trouble so he can support us?

Under 2 years apart in age, my parents kicked me out and disowned me. Won't sign for us to get married. Would not listing him as father protect him? I also heard that I could get a court to declare me independent then I could marry him? We live in North Dakota. Need an answer quickly please.

Lucas Wynne answered on Oct 5, 2017

If you were older than fifteen at the time the child was conceived and the other party is within three years of your age and the act was consensual, no law has been broken.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for North Dakota on

Q: Im still in school an I turn 18 in November do I have to stay at home with my mother or can I move out

I wanna leave my house after I turn 18 an live on my own but my mom claims I cant till im done with school

Lucas Wynne answered on Sep 22, 2017

At the age of 18, you can leave. However, you must also support yourself.

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