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  • If I have a stable place to live and food in my mouth can I move out of my moms house at 17 years old?

    My mom is on drugs and doesn't provide the necessary essentials for me, I am a junior in high school, I am pregnant. I can go to the father of my child's house where I would be taken care of, I wouldn't go without a meal, and will always have a ro...

    Alec’s Answer

    You could move out with your mother's permission, but what about your sister? Would you leave her in the care of your mother under these conditions?

    If a child is living in a neglectful, abusive or unsafe home, your local child protective agency can intervene. http://www.co.guilford.nc.us/government/socservices/programs.html#childpro
    The agency can initiate a court case or work directly with your family. They would require your mother to get drug treatment, complete parenting courses, and other services and counseling. If she refused, your younger sister could be placed in a suitable home and you could be placed, or given your age, you might be eligible for emancipation. Emancipation is a legal process available to 16-17 year olds who can prove to the court they are financially and emotionally self-sufficient and that emancipation serves the teen's best interest. There is a court form for emancipation at this link: http://www.nccourts.org/forms/Documents/545.pdf and you may find other information at your school guidance office or your local library or courthouse. Emancipated minors can make their own legal and financial decisions, but usually must complete school.

    If calling child services or seeking emancipation sound too scary to you, is there another relative with a suitable home who could care for your sister or for you? If not, speak to your school guidance counselor about other services or alternatives that may exist.

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  • If I report a underage dating of a 25 year old dating a girl that's 16 or 17 can they eventually find out who file the report?

    Everyone has tryed to to talk to him about how that's the most disgusting thing ever and how that's wrong as well. But yet all he says is "it's my life" and we are like okay whatever just know we tryed to tell you. And every time all of us go out ...

    Alec’s Answer

    If the person is charged with a crime, he will be entitled to see the police reports and other evidence against him through a legal process called "discovery." If your name and identifying information are in those reports, the defendant will likely see that information.

    Sexual relationships between minors and adults are potentially very dangerous for the minor and can lead to long term issues for the minor's emotional health.

    If you believe that you have knowledge of criminal conduct, and believe you should report the conduct to the police, you should do so. If you fear reprisal for making the report, explain that fact to the law enforcement officers who take your report. Their department may have policies that permit anonymous reports in some situations.

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  • Can a 17 year old be with somebody that is 26?

    If the 17 year old have a child with a 26 year old can they still be together. What ages can 17 year olds could be with cause one law says one thing then another law says the next.

    Alec’s Answer

    Aside from laws concerning statutory rape, parents of unemancipated minors have the legal authority to disapprove of their minor child's friends and activities, and can legally forbid their children to associate with people they deem unsuitable or engage in inappropriate activities.

    The fact that the minor and the 26-year old have a child together is not legally relevant. A 17-year old is a minor, and his or her parents can legally disapprove of the relationship. If a court having jurisdiction over the custody of the baby of the 17 and 26 year old has issued orders directing the minor and the 26-year old to co-parent the child (for example to cooperate in attending medical visits, day care/pickups and the like), then the two can communicate and be in each other's presence for those purposes, even if the minor's parents disapprove.

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  • In Georgia, Can a 17 year old send sexual pictures to a 20 year old without any punishments from the law?

    Just wanted to know. I'm referring to the sexting law.

    Alec’s Answer

    It is not lawful for anyone to have or transmit sexual images of a minor, including the minor depicted in the picture or another minor. There are potentially extremely serious consequences for both the 17 year old and the 20 year old in this instance. Under federal laws, there is a 5-year mandatory minimum sentence for receiving images of child pornography http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2252 and there is a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence for producing such images http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2251

    There are additional penalties under many state and local laws. Sexual text messages or internet chatting with minors, even if no images are involved, may involve other laws as well.

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  • My 45 y/o b/f, now ex, had sex with a minor. Legal age in WA is 16. What charges do you think he will face?

    They met on MySpace. He said she told him she was 25. I don't even think she was 15, so not sure how he could have thought she was 25. She was reported as missing by her grandparents, who are her legal guardians. He may even be charged with kidnap...

    Alec’s Answer

    Without knowing more facts, he could be charged with many offenses, and some offenses like kidnapping or sex with a minor could involve a substantial jail or prison sentences, and registration as a sexual offender.

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  • Can a minor move out with friends with supposed parental consent in Ohio?

    Parents divorced child keeps moving with different people not attending high school and working . Does the father still have to pay child support to the mother who is not supporting the daughter or giving her the money??

    Alec’s Answer

    Child support must be paid until the order is terminated. If the parents having legal custody consent to a minor living outside the home, at a suitable location, it is lawful for the child to reside there.

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  • Can a juvenile teenager that is 17 be married when in a group home?

    Amanda is on juvenile probation and is 17 years old. she is now in a group home.

    Alec’s Answer

    That may depend on the terms of her probation. If she is a ward of the Juvenile Court, her parents do not have legal authority to grant consent, only the Juvenile Court Judge of the court that placed her on probation. If that is the case, the Judge would have to decide whether or not the marriage was in the best interests of her rehabilitation. WIthout knowing her circumstances, it is impossible to guess what the judge would think.

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  • Is it legal to handcuff underage 16 year old girls for one hour and not call their parents for being in possession of a fake id

    the id was used to get inside a 18+ musical festival.

    Alec’s Answer

    The facts you have presented aren't enough to reach a yes or no answer. The answer is basically that it is legal if it was reasonable under the circumstances at the time. Whether it was reasonable at the time could depend on a lot of factors.
    If you are the person charged with the fake id, or the parent of that teen, you should consult an experienced local juvenile criminal defense attorney. Possession/use of a fake ID can have very serious consequences for a teen, including fines, probation, and loss/delay of driving privileges. If you cannot afford to hire an experienced attorney, request a public defender when you get to court.

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  • Can a 16 year old have a relationship with a 22 or 23 year old under Maryland law if there not having sex?

    Can the 16 year old have a relationship with a 22-23 year old Under Maryland law if there not having sex?

    Alec’s Answer

    Whether or not sex is involved, a 16-year old is a minor. A minor's parents are responsible for their teen's welfare and have legal authority to disapprove of unsuitable friends or activities, even if the activity is not illegal. If the teen is involved in this relationship without parental approval, it would be wise for him or her to introduce the friend to the parents sooner rather than later. If they don't approve, they probably have a valid reason.

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  • I was arrested for internal possession of alcohol under 21 and burgerly. I just got out of YDC this is nh. What do I do icourt

    The people I broke into didn't want to press charges but seance it's a felony the cop decided to.

    Alec’s Answer

    Burglary is an extremely serious charge. Whether or not the victim wants to "press charges" is not relevant. The police and the prosecutor enforce laws for the protection of the general public, not for the benefit of individual victims.

    You need to hire an experienced local criminal defense lawyer. If you cannot afford to do so, request a public defender when you get to court.

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