No Juvenile records are not public information. Juvenile records are confidential and in generally cannot be accessible without a petition to the Juvenile Court under Welfare and Institutions Code section 827.
However, I know that some people with minor petty theft offense had their arrest show on a live scan even though the case was dropped and never prosecuted. Certain jobs and colleges require live scan.
The best thing to do is get your record sealed. You can get the form from the...
In Los Angeles, the rules have recently changed. It used to be required that the filings take place at Eastlake Juvenile Court for all Juvenile cases in the County of Los Angeles. That policy has changed as of this year. For misdemeanor and felony cases, the filings are done at the courts clerks office in the same building where the case was at. You can get the petition from the Juvenile Court Clerks Office.
The case was probably resolved as an infraction. My guess is that your record shows up as a 490.1 infraction usually for offenses $50.00 or less.
You can get a print out of your case at the Clerks Office at just about any juvenile court. Then you should file an application to get your record sealed. You can get the form at any juvenile court in Los Angeles County. However, the clerk can also tell you which court you need to file it at. You are eligible to get it sealed if you are 18...
If you are in Los Angeles County, you can file a petition under 781 of the Welfare and Institutions Code to have your petty theft case sealed. You can pick up the form at the Juvenile Court where you had your case, and file it in the same court at the clerks office. Currently there is no filing fee for this in Los Angeles, although other counties typically charge a $120.00 filing fee.
When you get your record sealed, the offense is deemed to have never occurred. You have to be 18 years of...
You have 60 days to file your notice of appeal after sentencing. If the defendant is indigent, the California Appellate Project will do his appeal for him. They have some of the finest appellate lawyers in California.
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If your son is being accused of child molestation, you need to hire an experienced juvenile attorney immediately. If you cannot afford one, the court will afford a public defender.
The Police do not need your permission to interview him. However, the statements made to the police may still be inadmissible depending of the circumstances and facts. Police often get coerced confessions.
If you have limited financial resources, you should ask the court for a public defender.
When you hire a private attorney, experience matters. Some private attorneys have less experience than public defenders. So don't get a cheap lawyer just to get a "private attorney". In this line of business, you get what you pay for.
A lot of great defense lawyers work for the public defenders office.
The prosecutor will decide whether to file charges based on the state of the evidence. In other words, they will be looking at what evidence there is to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. In a domestic violence case, they will be looking at physical injuries, as well as statements made by the persons involved in the altercation. When the evidence is shaky, some prosecutors will agree to have an office hearing with an assigned hearing officer. Often times, those office hearings will...
No it is not legal. The 24 year old male could get prosecuted for statutory rape pursuant to penal code section 261.5.
And depending on how long they have had sexual relations, other charges could be filed as well. Often, these kind of cases are initiated by the parents of the minor.
Every court has their own policy and every county handles cases a little differently. What is the reason why your license is suspended? If it was because you owed money on a ticket and have since gotten your drivers license reinstated, the DA may consider dropping your case to a lesser charge of driving without a valid license, VC 12500 which does not carry mandatory jail. However, I don't know enough facts to tell you one way or the other.
Finally, I can understand your concern about...