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  • I want to apply for deferred act!

    Im 23 years old Graduated from high school in idaho, never had criminal record.. but They said I have to be in the state before I turned 16, I came into state 7 days after I turned 16.. Is there anyway I still can apply for deferred act?? I want ...

    James’s Answer

    I do not understand your question. Are you talking about paying in state tuition as opposed to out of state tuition? or did you commit a crime and were told that you were not eligible for a pretrial diversion? You should consult with a local attorney in Indiana to advise you.

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  • Will I have to go to court for shoplifting?

    I was caught and asked to pay 200$ by kohls. I'll receive that payment letter in the mail, but they didn't press charges and I'm not being prosecuted. It didn't go on my record so will I have to appear in court? It's the first time I've ever done ...

    James’s Answer

    If you were not arrested or if you did not receive a summons to appear in court, then there should be no reason for you to go court.

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  • If I can show cyber stalking began when someone became mad at me and patterns of harassment do the police have to file a report?

    There are witnesses of who is cyber stalking me who do not want to go public as witnesses. I need a police report so I can take my case to the nearest FBI Cyber Crime Unit so that they can prove who is cyber stalking my family. I've been told to t...

    James’s Answer

    What is it that this person is doing that makes him or her cyber stalking you? How do you even know if these "witnesses" know who it is?

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  • Will there be a drug test for DACA?

    I do smoke some marijuana but not very often,

    James’s Answer

    There are several acronyms for DACA. You have to be much more specific.

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  • Can I move out at seventeen? I don't have a job but plan to look on in November and I'll be eighteen in December can I move out

    Without my parent signing papers

    James’s Answer

    Without being legally emancipated in court, you need your parents' permission to move out. And, unless you can afford to live on your own, it is a bad idea to move out at 17 anyway.

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  • Need help on juvenile record

    I was arrested multiple times when I was 17 for non violent petty misdemeanors. At that time I was living on my own because of family problems. I told police that I was an adult and taken to adult jail and pled guilty in adult court and placed on ...

    James’s Answer

    You definitely need to hire a good criminal defense attorney to assist you. There may be a way to do this in California, but I am not sure about it. In Texas, if you do not raise age as a defense at the time of the plea, you waive it, however even then the plea has to be voluntarily given. The law may be different in California. You might be able to argue that as a juvenile you were not mature enough and did not understand the law and consequences sufficiently to intelligently plea guilty (i.e. hence, that it was involuntary). Whether or not that argument has merit in CA, or whether there is any legal remedy available, only a good local defense attorney can advise you. You can search for a local board certified criminal lawyer at www.lawyers.com.

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  • What are the laws of moving out of your home at the age of 17 to live with a boyfriend or friend?

    In Michigan

    James’s Answer

    Unless you become legally "emancipated" in court (not likely unless you can show substantial assets and needs), you need your parents' permission.

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  • What could be the maximum sentence for assaulting an officer and resisting arrest? No weapons involved

    only 17

    James’s Answer

    You should hire a good criminal defense attorney to represent you. I realize that you only asked about the maximum sentence, but most attorneys usually begin their representation with the idea of trying to figure out if there is a workable defense to win the case. Just because you believe you committed the offense does not mean that a good lawyer might not be able to either win the case at trial or to persuade a prosecutor to reduce the case to a misdemeanor. You can find a criminal attorney in your area at www.lawyers.com.

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  • Hi i was 14 i was charged with breaking and entering felony in a house would that disqualify me for differded action....?

    differed action

    James’s Answer

    You should hire a good juvenile defense attorney to represent you. You can find a juvenile attorney in your area at www.lawyers.com. That attorney may be able to work out a deal with the State to keep it off your record, however I imagine that it would take extraordinary circumstances for a judge to agree to a deferred prosecution or other such pretrial diversion.

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  • I am 16 years old, and I just got with possession of marijuana and tobacco. What does this mean for the future? Colleges? Jobs?

    I had only the weed and a cigarette with me. The amount of weed was a little under a gram. The school officials found it in my pants pocket.

    James’s Answer

    You should hire a good juvenile defense attorney to represent you. You can find a juvenile attorney in your area at www.lawyers.com. That attorney may be able to work out a deal with the State to keep it off your record so that it does not affect your ability to attend the college of your choice.

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