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  • If I file a harassment testraining order on a co worker can/will I lose my job?

    Recently a co worker broke into my house. If I file a harassment restraining order on them could I lose my job?

    Christian’s Answer

    I don't think a harassment order is appropriate for the situation, as it requires proof of repeated unwanted conduct. A single incident isn't sufficient. If he broke into your house without permission, that is possibly burglary which is a serious felony offense. I'd suggest instead that you report the matter to the police and let them handle the situation.

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  • How does this work?

    If a 14 year old got pregnant at 13 by a 17 year old what are the chances of him going to jail? The 17 year old recently turned 18 and is on probation for previous criminal activity. The couple had permission to date from the girls mom.

    Christian’s Answer

    If he committed criminal sexual conduct as a juvenile he would be prosecuted in the juvenile system. There is no "jail" in juvenile court, though he could be placed in a secure detention program. The purpose of those isn't punishment however, as the goal of juvenile court is rehabilitation. Juvenile court has jurisdiction over the child until 19 years, and I disagree with the other counsel that this matter would be tried as an adult. It would most definitely stay in juvenile court unless the child has prior offenses of a similar nature.

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  • In a child custody case, If one parent who has 50% custody moves out of state for an extended period of time...

    In a child custody case, If one parent who has 50% custody moves out of state for an extended period of time, does not notify the courts, and is late on and does not pay some of the child support, does that void the divorce decree?

    Christian’s Answer

    Normally a custodial parent cannot move out if the state with court permission. That would entitled the other parent to several remedies including possible compensatory parenting time, damages, etc. you may also have an action for no payment of support depending on the amount of the delinquency. You should consult an attorney for your options.

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  • Would this be incest pedophile rape?

    My almost xhusband confessed to me in wedding night of doing bondage things to his 8yr old sister when he was 15. And MADE/convinced her to give him oral. Since oral is a form of sex. And she didn't do it consentually. Oral rape and pedophilia? Bo...

    Christian’s Answer

    His actions as described certainly constitute criminal sexual conduct. However, this happened when he was a juvenile and most likely also happened many years ago.. So it would have needed to be prosecuted in juvenile court, which would no longer have jurisdiction over him. It is also possibly past the statute of limitations, which is the maximum amount of time the state has to bring criminal al charges.

    If you don't feel comfortable marrying him then it's appropriate to step away with this information. But I don't think it's anything the state can prosecute.

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  • Should I contact the police if he proceeds to violate my restraining order?

    Hi, I have a restraining order against the father of our child. We also have a court order in place as well. We are to only contact each other via text message(OFP says), concerning our child well being and if she cannot make a visit. I did so by ...

    Christian’s Answer

    If you believe the no contact order has been violated you should always call the police. Failing to do so often makes these orders harder to enforce in the future, as the respondent can claim that there is selective enforcement of the order or other such argument. Better to be safe then sorry. The police will investigate and recommend charges to the prosecutor if they believe the order was violated.

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  • Can officers tell which of your vehicles have ignition interlock devices by scanning a license plate

    I was convicted of DWI and installed a Ignition interlock in one of my vehicles( I have four vehicles). I also have an employee exemption that allows me to drive my company vehicles without interlock as long as I am working. My question is can...

    Christian’s Answer

    Officers will have this information. However, the fact that a vehicle is equip with interlock is not a basis for police to pull over a vehicle. Even if the vehicle has whiskey plates.

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  • I want to divorce my husband but he does not want?

    Me and my husband are not getting well with each other. I tried hard to compromise with each type of situation he has created for me. But it does not work out. So i decided to divorce him but he does not want to divorce me and also if divorce hap...

    Christian’s Answer

    My suggestion to you would be to do a little pre-divorce planning. An attorney can help you plan your exit from the marriage in a way that lessens the impact on you financially. You can certainly stay in the same home during a divorce, but in my experience it causes a high amount of tension and stress.

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  • Would an officer ever text an under aged child? Can they refuse to offer me their badge ID# or CO's telephone #?

    My son was at a party recently, where a theft occurred. He's received numerous nasty text from the girls accusing him of it. One of the parents sent a text as well stating she was an officer, called him a thief ( she wasn't even there) . I asked ...

    Christian’s Answer

    It's far more likely that this individual falsely claimed to be an officer.

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  • Is shaking a child by the shoulders considered physical abuse? How do I best approach and report it?

    Officially divorced. Joint legal and physical custody. My ex-husband demands my daughter to tell him every single detail of how she spends time with me. She has been reporting that he would come up to her, sit right next and start squeezing and sh...

    Christian’s Answer

    This is an issue for thermopile or child protection. Or if you believe your daughter needs immediate protection you should consider filing an order for protection. You can confer with an attorney if you are not clear on how to do this.

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  • How do you file for joint custody online. I'm confused which site is the right one to file.

    It will help if someone can guide me to the mn child support site. The right site / page

    Christian’s Answer

    You can't file for anything related to custody online. You have to do everything in court. There are forms and other information related to custody and child support available online. If you need help with these issues you need to contact an attorney.

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