Peter N. Munsing's answer Consult the victim assistance coordinator with the DA's office. Much depends on age of the youth, relative sizes, who did what if anything before, any record the youth has, etc.
Cary B. Hall's answer Not feeling this is a "juvenile court" matter, but much more a driving-without-a-license matter (which is just a fine). Pay it, and move on. Your brother should be OK. The cop was just trying to scare the both of you -- and looks like it worked.
Cary B. Hall's answer First of all, I see you're asking from Ohio -- and this is a Pennsylvania law forum. The answers you get here will be about Pennsylvania law only. If you're looking for Ohio law, I suggest you post your question there.
As for a summary of your options and Pennsylvania law concerning your issues, take a look at this:...
Kathryn Hilbush's answer Probably not. I wonder if you might consider being a bit more sympathetic to your grandparents. You say they're health isn't good but they're still providing you with a home to live in, food to eat, and clothing to wear. It may be pretty difficult for people their age to deal with a teenager just like it seems difficult for you to deal with the older folks, but they're family and that means a lot.
Cary B. Hall's answer Sounds like a rough situation you're in - sorry to hear it. The only "restraining order" your grandparents might be able to obtain against your boyfriend is a Protection from Abuse Order, with them filing on your behalf (since you're a minor). They'd have to swear under oath, however, that abuse took place -- and if they provide false information, they'd be committing perjury, which is a felony in Pennsylvania.
Best advice to you -- and this is non-legal -- might be to keep your...
The general answer to "Can he be arrested?" is yes -- anyone can be arrested for anything. It happens all the time. Mistaken identity, false charges, etc. Just because someone is arrested doesn't mean they're guilty of the crimes they've been charged with. So the question should really be "Is he guilty?"
As I said in my other answer, I think your buddy is safe. I also think it's a GREAT idea...
Cary B. Hall's answer Yes, it's legal -- which is to say the 18 y.o. will not be charged with Statutory Sexual Assault under Pennsylvania law.
That crime (a second-degree felony - no joke!) is committed when a person engages in sexual intercourse with a complainant to whom the person is not married who is under the age of 16 years and that person is at least four years older. Here, there's only a three-year age difference, so the criminal statute doesn't apply.
Cary B. Hall's answer I think you're buddy's safe. I also think it's a GREAT idea for him to break off contact with the girl. That way, if the authorities ever question him, he can tell them he broke off all contact as soon as he found out she was a minor.
Kathryn Hilbush's answer You both have rights to be with your son but the best way to ensure that you're not in for a major battle every time you want to see him which he's with his father is to memorialize your arrangements in a court order. A notarized statement or agreement is not enforceable in the courts. Do yourself a favor and consult in person with an experienced family law attorney.
Cary B. Hall's answer It depends on exactly what your daughter was charged with. When you say a "citation," that tells me that things may be happening before your local Magisterial District Judge ("MDJ") -- versus, say, a referral to juvenile court and a formal petition for delinquency. If so, the MDJ doesn't have the legal ability to order (and enforce) "court ordered counseling" like you say, so it's a bit confusing exactly where in the judicial system your daughter's case is. A citation is like a traffic...
Mr. Ryan L Hyde's answer You don't pose a question to be answered. Search and seizure law is pretty broad and fact specific. You can retry to post here but remember this an open forum and facts stated here can be used against you. Or you can consult local counsel and see if they can assist.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Contact the Education Law Center in Philadelphia & Harrisburg.Generally, you request an IEP. If the assessment you refer to was the IEP, your IEP should tell you about your appeal rights. In the meantime, there are programs such as the Center For Talented Youth that have advice in general.
Kathryn Hilbush's answer At 15 years old, no, you cannot make that choice. If your grandparents want you to live with them, they can try to work something out with your parents. They can also talk to a family law attorney to see if they have any rights under the law to file for custody. From what you said, though, it sounds doubtful. I suggest that you try to live under your parents' roof and respect their wishes and rules. Not everything a parent requires is designed purely to make you miserable. Usually there's a...
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