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  • What questions are appropriate to ask when acting as my own attorney in a juvenile court case.

    no criminal background

    James’s Answer

    You should contact a good juvenile defense attorney to represent you or ask the court to appoint an attorney to represent you. You should be able to find a local juvenile attorney at www.lawyers.com. In Texas, a juvenile is required to have an attorney to represent them. I imagine it is the same in Illinois, but even if it is not, you should still have an attorney to represent you.

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  • A cop told someone i had adhd without my consent, what are my legal options.

    I was talking to an officer, he questioned me and i said i couldn't pay attention due to adhd, he then told someone later on i had adhd.

    James’s Answer

    You can talk to a local attorney in NJ, but based on your recitation of facts, I do not see what "legal options" you would have.

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  • How many felonies can you have expunged, or reduced off your record in Washington?

    I have two thefts of a motor vehicle from when I was a juvenile. I also have a burglary in the 2nd degree, malicious mischief in the 1st degree, conspiracy to deliver MDMA and possession of MDMA as an adult. The burglary and malicious mischief wer...

    James’s Answer

    You should contact a good criminal defense attorney to represent you in Seattle. You should be able to find a local attorney at www.lawyers.com. That attorney can advise you as to which, if any, of those cases can be expunged or reduced.

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  • 13 y/o truancy juvenile delinquent w/ODD meets men online using FRIENDS CELL PHONES

    When she was 4, she was diagnosed with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder). Over the years, her behavior has improved. She used to throw tantrums every hour and question rules now it's the "don't tell me what to do and I won't bother you." When sh...

    James’s Answer

    I sympathize with your problem. If your child has not been arrested for a juvenile offense, then you might also try to get CPS involved. It certainly sounds like your child needs a serious residential intervention program before she gets herself killed or overdoses on drugs. I am not sure which court the case is in and what options they have, but it sounds like you should try to get her into a lock down program before something happens to her.

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  • What's going to happen in court ? What will they charge me? What will my punishment be? Will be able to get my record sealed?

    I was charged with stealing $122 worth of items. I've never been in trouble with the law before.

    James’s Answer

    You should contact a good juvenile defense attorney to represent you. You should be able to find a local juvenile attorney at www.lawyers.com. That attorney may be able to work the case out in such a way as to keep it off your record or at least allow your juvenile record to be expunged in the future. He or she will discuss with you all the possible options.

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  • I have court this wendsday and i was just wondering if you could guess what type of punishment im going to get

    Im 15 and i was caught after curfew with 6 grams of cannabis and 2 hits of hash the found my scale and then my dad let them look though my phone and the found out i was dealind too. But on my citation it only says possestion of cannabis and curfe...

    James’s Answer

    You should contact a good juvenile defense attorney to represent you in Illinois. You should be able to find a local juvenile attorney at www.lawyers.com.

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  • I stole liquor from a store and got caught. what is the fine for this?

    I an 16 years old. I was shopping with 3 other people and we saw the liquor and decided to take it. I have never stolen anything in my entire life and I have a clean record with a 3.0 gpa. We were caught, the other 3 ran away and left me there. I ...

    James’s Answer

    You should contact a good juvenile defense attorney to represent you in Missouri. You should be able to find a local juvenile attorney at www.lawyers.com. That attorney may be able to work the case out in such a way as to keep it off your record or at least allow your juvenile record to be expunged in the future.

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  • What will happen to me in Juvenile court?

    I am currently a senior in high school and 17 years old. A couple weeks ago, me and a couple friends were smoking marijuana at a public park. The police showed up in the parking lot and told us to exit the park. We got rid of any of the weed on us...

    James’s Answer

    You should contact a good juvenile defense attorney to represent you. You should be able to find a local juvenile attorney at www.lawyers.com. That attorney may be able to work the case out in such a way as to keep it off your record or at least allow your juvenile record to be expunged in the future.

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  • Me & my friend are 13 and 14 and we were caught shoplifting at JCP we each had a necklace worth $15 what should we expect

    we have never had any other offenses and we stay out of trouble. i was more of an accomplice but still had the necklace on me do we get different punishments?

    James’s Answer

    You should contact a good juvenile defense attorney to represent you in court in RI. You may be able to find a local juvenile attorney at www.lawyers.com. Theft of any amount is a really bad idea. I hope the attorney can work out a deal to keep this off your record and that you have learned your lesson.

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