Your son should ask his lawyer to file a motion to terminate probation early. The court can terminate his probation for good cause, and making him eligible to attend college might be good cause. The court is much more likely to look favorable upon the motion if he has completed all probation requirements, including payment of restitution.
Under California law, he would only be able to do this if your ex waived attorney-client privilege. I cannot imagine why your ex would agree to do this. Whether or not he is "happy" with your ex has nothing to do with his professional duties.
In California, Penal Code Section 148 is a misdemeanor. The maximum punishment is six months in jail. Penal Code Section 69 is a felony, and can be punished by up to a year in jail or up to three years in prison. It is very rare for a first time offender to receive the maximum sentence. Only an experienced local criminal defense lawyer who has reviewed your file and is familiar with your local courts and prosecutors can help you determine if any defense applies or if any specific plea bargain...
The offense could be charged as a felony or as a misdemeanor.
Only an experienced criminal defense lawyer can review your case with you and determine the best outcome for you. If you cannot afford to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney, ask for a public defender to be appointed when you get to court.
A private college is like any other private company or organization. They can make any rules they want to (subject to certain rules, such as racial discrimination laws) and potential students can choose to either accept the rules and matriculate to the school or not.
Most universities, public or private, have a grievance system or ombudsman. Ask your dean or admissions counselor if there is a way to appeal the rule or request an exemption.
I agree with the above answer. While a deposition is not voluntary, you are not "under arrest" during the deposition. A deponent is entitled to be treated with the same dignity as she would be in a courtroom. Argumentative and badgering questions are not permitted.
Holding someone in a room against their will is false imprisonment, a crime in California. Your attorney can bring a motion for protective order and/or sanctions for a deposition conducted in an inappropriate manner such as you...
California Penal Code Sec. 647(j)(2) forbids placing a hidden camera for this purpose. http://law.onecle.com/california/penal/647.html
I have no idea if there is a similar federal law, but on Federal government property within California, the US Code provides that California state laws are enforced if there is no superceding federal law. This would apply, for example to a camera placed in a bathroom of a federal worksite, or in a bedroom in a military housing barracks.
It is not a wise idea to look for a private criminal defense lawyer if you cannot afford one. If you cannot afford counsel, the court has an obligation to appoint a lawyer to represent you and to pay for that lawyer's services.
In California, it is standard that all probation grants include the term "obey all laws." This means that any violation of the law could result in additional punishment on your probation case. Because probation violations are only subject to court trial, and a "Preponderance of Evidence" standard, it is possible you could be found in violation of your probation and punished, even if you are not convicted at a jury trial on the new charge.
A second consequence of violating your probation is...
I presume you are asking whether there is any merit to such a lawsuit. This will depend on whether or not prison officials committed any negligence or misconduct. The prison is responsible to act within a standard of care, which includes duties to: take reasonable safety precautions, to supervise inmates, and to treat prisoners in accordance with federal regulations, constitutional and legal standards, and accepted human rights standards. Given that some inmates are extremely violent or...