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Patrick J. Rupich

Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can I get emancipated with my parents consent no matter the reasoning?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick J. Rupich
    2. R. S. Missimer
    2 lawyer answers

    Trust me you have no clue about making it in this world without help. There is no legal emancipation in WI. Your parents can pursue you in children's court unless they do not care. Another relative can obtain guardianship of you if your parents approve. You can be free at age 18, but it's not easy even then. Your parents also have a obligation to ensure you go to school and are given food, clothing and shelter. Think about your goals in life and how you can achieve them on your own. It'...

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  2. Can a young man 17 be charged with 2nd degree sexual assault of a cousin when both say it didn't happen

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick J. Rupich
    2. James J. Connolly
    3. Scott S. Schlough
    3 lawyer answers

    it appears he has been charged in the fact that he has received the letter for juvenile courts. The state apparently believes that this matter can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Juvenile court does not have jury trials and a judge would decide whether the respondent ( call defendant in adult criminal courts) is delinquent ( guilty in adult courts) of the alleged offense. A conviction ( being found delinquent) is just like being found guilty in adult criminal courts with the possibility...

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  3. I'm meeting probation officer for first time. Im on pain contract for vicodin, but percocet will show too. Will I go to jail?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Gregory J. Jerabek
    2. Patrick J. Rupich
    3. Michael R. Cohen
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Gregory J. Jerabek. you may also been a pretrial order orders you to not consume drugs/alcohol. hopefully there will not be a problem . You can also go to your pharmacy and request them to print out your prescriptions which you can then show your PO. It may be faster than getting proof from your doctor. Just tell your PO when you go over your rules of supervision with your agent . You should be okay as long as you are honest and can provide proof to your agent. Your...

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  4. Would a 16 year old be able to emancipate themselves if their parents were alcoholics and fought Alot?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gregory J. Jerabek
    2. Patrick J. Rupich
    3. R. S. Missimer
    3 lawyer answers

    another attorney answered that there is no emancipation in Wisconsin which is true; however, that does not mean you do not have options. talk to your school counselors and either they or even yourself can file a CHIPS ( children in need of protection and services) in juvenile court. Then perhaps you can be placed with a more favorable family member assuming it is approved by the Children's Court. A combination of that and filing a guardianship could be the ticket. You should speak with your...

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  5. Can His Parents Throw Out The Baby's Stuff?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick J. Rupich
    2. R. S. Missimer
    2 lawyer answers

    His parents agreed to hold onto the items which makes them responsible to a certain extent (they are a bailee). You could sue them in small claims court; however, you have to prove what damages you have suffered. No receipts = tough to prove. Possible criminal damage to property. Everyone is all stressed out by what is going on ; and his parents must be shocked by the whole situation. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail. This is their grandson and the baby's grandparents. Perhaps you...

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  6. Must you be an attorney to become a GAL?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick J. Rupich
    2. R. S. Missimer
    2 lawyer answers

    you cannot without being an atttorney

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  7. Do I need my daughters Biological fathers permission and or his signature to take her to visit my relatives in Canada?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick J. Rupich
    1 lawyer answer

    I have had to go to court with the parent who is looking to take the child out of the country and ask the judge to order the other parent to sign any paperwork necessary to allow the child to go out of the country. The other parent can object to the child going out of the country by proving to the court that the trip is dangerous. Canada is not dangerous. The worst thing is that many people say, "hey" just like us. Get the paperwork for the passport and review it. Hopefully this is not a...

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  8. My name is Kim I just got caught shopping lifting clothes for my kids for 391.00. First offense.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael R. Cohen
    2. Patrick J. Rupich
    3. Karyn T. Missimer
    3 lawyer answers

    Kim, have you received the citation? it is possible that you received what is known as an ordinance violation ( citation) which is non-criminal. It is also possible that they may be charging you with a misdemeanor which is criminal; but the citation seems to be more likely but is not certain. It is possible that the retail theft ticket could be reduced. It is also possible that the city attorney ( unless you are criminally prosecuted) could agree that as long as you stay out of trouble the...

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  9. Can I still get in trouble for being pregnant by a minor even if we are married?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick J. Rupich
    2. R. S. Missimer
    2 lawyer answers

    there is the possibility that law enforcement could find out and you could potentially be charged with a felony for having sexual intercourse with a minor even though you got married. This usually comes to light when the minor is the one who got impregnated by the adult; but your scenario is reversed. It is possible; and this is especially true with living up in a smaller city like Wisconsin Rapids. Are you receiving any public assistance like badger care, food stamps etc.? if so, the state...

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  10. Can my friend go to jail?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick J. Rupich
    2. Peter J. Heflin
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    3 lawyer answers

    I see your question was posted in Madison Wisconsin, and I practice in Milwaukee Wisconsin. counsel is right when he indicated that it would probably go undetected; however, in Wisconsin, persons on supervision must report all contacts with law enforcement. I would probably let the probation agent know just to be on the safe side. Sometimes police change their minds and suddenly she could get a ticket in the mail. it also depends what she is on probation for and whether or not she has had...

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