You have not stated what is going on with you. However it is certain you need to hire a competent attorney to represent you immediately. You are fortunate for the Juvenile Court to maintain jurisdiction of you, but you need a lawyer to keep it at a "delinquency" level, and non-criminal.
Apparently the Defendant underestimated the seriousness of the Charges against him. He should have hired a competent attorney. When he is in Rutherford County, Tennessee, subject matter jurisdiction exists to prosecute him under the Laws of Tennessee. Even illegal aliens are subject to our...Read more »
mr. kent thomas jones ; nothing happened. she hangs out with them sometimes, one of the girls mothers are saying she's a pedo and that she's going to call the cops. nothing sexual, nothing in that nature, cause she knows she can and will be charged.
Apparently there is no Parole Eligibility Date. Read the Judgment of Conviction to make sure. So 15 years has to be served. But I would have thought he might get 15% off for good behavior with that conviction. I may be mistaken but the Judgment must be examined.
If there is a Case at Juvenile Court, then the Guardian must appear with her Ward. But if the Case has already been transferred to Criminal Court, then the Defendant and his attorney must appear. Possibly your assistance is needed, but not necessary. Be very careful what you say if anything,...Read more »
There may be a reasonable expectation of privacy for a juvenile using a cell phone. I do not think there are enough facts here for me to fully answer this question. For example, where does this question arise? At school, home, police involvement? Each of those situations may have different law that...Read more »
If the actual Victim testifies in Court then that would be extremely damning Evidence. Irrespective of any other Evidence of the State, that might be enough to convince a Jury. Defendant may wish to see if the Victim is taking any drugs or if an Alibi is available.
Terminating a Parent's Rights is always difficult. The Couple can file a Petition for Adoption which must be served on the Mother as it is attempting to terminate her rights. The Couple must also be fit and proper Parents as they will be scrutinized also by various Parties, Agencies, etc....Read more »
Hire a competent attorney immediately to prepare for Court. You did not specify if it was Juvenile or General Sessions, but even Juvenile Dispositions appear on Records nowadays. He does not need a conviction as it will ruin his life from now on. At worse he needs Diversion, Dismissal and...Read more »
your question can't be answered without a thorough and complete review of all circumstances, which is beyond the scope of this question and answer format. Consult an experienced family law attorney for advice on your specific situation.
However, strictly speaking - a juvenile petition...Read more »
They dont have a stove in their trailer that they live in. And they have about 7-10 cats most of which are not fixed and all the pets have fleas and my sister is not treating them. They also have three dogs. The living situation is not good at all. My niece cannot drive yet due to the fact that my... Read more »
My son was beat up on our street by a school mate once they got off the bus. He didn't require Emergency Room care but came home bloody and scraped up. My son is 11 and his school mate is either 11 or 12. Can I press charges? This same child has thrown rocks at my son in the past and... Read more »
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