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  • My boyfriend is 23 years of age and I'm 17. If my mother press charges on him what will happen?

    Will he be arrested, registered as a sex offender, or have to pay a fine? Even though we haven't had sex, she warned him to stay away from me. She's pressing charges in the morning.

    Anthony’s Answer

    No sex? No case. She can only bring a delinquency or PINS (Person in need of Supervision) against YOU. She has nothing on your boyfriend unless you are lying to us here. She can seek an order keeping him away from you for a period of time but that ought to end when you turn 18. Until that time, you both better keep your hands and other body parts to yourselves.

    Good luck.

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  • Do my children have to be from this state for me to file custody papers for them here?

    I have been living in Galveston Texas almost a year now, and my ex girlfriend recently sent the kids down for the summer, but the kids do not live with her they live with her mom in a one bedroom little trailer, they are four and six and have been...

    Anthony’s Answer

    The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction And Enforcement Act ("UCCJEA") requires that a child must live in a state continuously for six months before that state can exercise jurisdiction over the child. Hence you will have to take the kids back in their home state.
    BTW Get a really good lawyer. It is hard to move children across state lines but it can be done. Be sure to have as good a situation as you can. Work hard and protect your record. Be careful not to talk your ex or her mom down in front of the children and make sure they know that you love them no matter what happens in court. NEVER discuss the court case with them in any way shape or form.

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  • If I have a locked box in the trunk of my car, can police officers open it without a search warrant, even with a K-9?

    I will be driving to California soon and am planning on bringing a small amount of marijuana with me in a locked box in my trunk.

    Anthony’s Answer

    First, this has got to be the damn dumbest idea I have heard on here in the years I am answering questions. You already know the answer to this. You have it, you get caught with it, it is likely going to finish you.

    To answer the rest of this, they cannot search it until you have been under arrest. Thereafter each state has different rules. I would not chance it. Dogs can provide probable cause and so can inevitable discovery of the item.

    Look, wait until you reach Cali. They have "medicinal" grass out there and at least you don't break any state laws.

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  • What is an arbitrator or mediator? Are they judges or attorneys or something else. Thanks

    What does it take to become an arbitrator/mediator?

    Anthony’s Answer

    They can be any of the above :) Many former judges in the twilight of their careers take on the job of being a "Neutral". (The word Neutral covers both Arbitrators and Mediators).
    Often lawyers do that work as well as non attorneys who have specialized training in the "art" of mediation or arbitration.
    There are many types of Mediation and Arbitration, but for the most part, Mediators try to help the parties come to an agreement on issues in a case and try to help both see the merits in the others cases and the weaknesses in their own. In contrast, most often Arbitrators are the "final" say and if it is binding arbitration (which is the one I think you are likely asking about) they more or less act as a judge and jury. There can be a panel of Arbitrators or just one. Either way they the advantages of the Arbitrator over a trial is that the rules of evidence are greatly relaxed and the parties save a LOT of money as opposed to litigation in a court.

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  • I received my background when i applied for a job it has two cases on me of hindering a sex affender this is a lie im so upset

    what do i do . can i sue

    Anthony’s Answer

    You need an experienced lawyer who can track down the gravamen of the charges, make the reporting agency retract them and in fact if you can prove that but for these errors you would have obtained the employment you sought you would have a case to sue on and pretty decent damages all things being equal. Good luck, don't wait, once this stuff is on the Internet it is hard to get off, waiting makes it worse.

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  • Prosecutors especially: should I bring a lawyer to a disorderly persons summons for possessing alcohol in public?

    I don't know how much a lawyer can help since the case is pretty open and shut. I'm hoping to make a deal with the prosecutor based on a. having no previous record of any kind; b. showing a lot of volunteer work that I've done; c. that the work re...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Sure you can probably represent yourself, but a lawyer will do it better and will likely get you a better result. All that good work, coming out of your lawyer's mouth will sound edifying to a court, whereas coming from you it sounds like bragging. It also sounds like you are using that good work to help yourself out and that you didn't do it from the bottom of your heart.
    As for agitating a prosecutor, more likely just the opposite. When you go to a party, do you sit with people whom you know or know do similar work as you do? Well lawyers do too. Additionally since many defense lawyers used to be prosecutors also, you may very well be represented by a guy the prosecutor likes a lot. It shouldn't result in a different offer, but as one can never say, why not bite the bullet and give this the best chance especially since while minor, it could effect your career

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  • I'm 17 and am sexting with a 30 year old in the MIdwest. What could happen to us?

    We met online. I told him i was 22 but recently I have been wondering does the 13 year difference would create any legal problems? I have consented with him, so that's not a problem,right? Thanks

    Anthony’s Answer

    While you may be of statutory age in NY. There are federal laws against sexting between 17 year olds and adults. In fact the law is so ridiculous in this area, that a boy who is of age and a girl who isn't, could have sex, but if they go in separate rooms and do it on camera, then a federal crime has been committed. Hence the age difference does matter. Keep it clean until you turn 18.

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  • What is the age of consent for 'cyber sex'?

    If the age of consent in NY is 17, but the age of consent in another state is 16, which applies? What if it is over Skype, of ChatRoullete etc? Thank you

    Anthony’s Answer

    Cyber-sex is not sex and the age of consent is not the issue. In fact in NY at least a 18 year old and 15 year old can have sex and it isn't a sustainable crime, but if the 18 year old has cyber sex with the 15 year old, he is guilty of both Federal and state crimes in both her state and yours. Again if they aren't at least 18, stay far away.

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  • 16 and received and ACOD for UPM in NY

    I was basically in the wrong place at the wrong time and was issued a Desk Ticket for possession of pot. Went to court and received an ACOD and it is up now. So my question is Will this affect me from applying to the NYPD when I turn 21 (wh...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Generally, an ACOD returns you to the position you were in the minute before you were arrested. That said, the arrest is on record and while the case was dismissed, if applying for a job in law enforcement it is stupid to lie, they can get the records. If this is all you have it shouldn't cause you any problems when you apply.

    Now with the exception of a law enforcement application, employers are forbidden from asking about arrests. They can only ask about convictions and then only those that resulted in Misdemeanor or Felony records. IF a private employer asks that question you should seek out an employment or civil rights lawyer to sue them.

    Good luck and stay out of trouble!

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  • If I am 20 years old and my girlfriend is 16, can I drive to Nevada to have sex with her?

    In Nevada, you only have to be 16 years old to consent.

    Anthony’s Answer

    If it is illegal in California then crossing state kinds makes it a federal crime (Mann Act ) even if it would otherwise be legal in Nevada In other words, DON'T DO IT!

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