Jack Joseph Gold’s Answers

Jack Joseph Gold

North Hollywood Juvenile Law Attorney.

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  1. Is it legal for an 18 year old to date a 15 year old girl?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jack Joseph Gold
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    4. Dave Bahr
    4 lawyer answers

    The legal age of consent (sex) in California is 18 for either male or female. So if you date with parents permission, then it's ok. But in so many paces in California the courts can and will lock up your boyfriend if the D. A. Can show you did in fact have sex.

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  2. Is anything legal to reduce a cocaine felony to a misdemeanor?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jack Joseph Gold
    2. Robert Lee Marshall
    3. David Philip Shapiro
    4. ···
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    Your conviction in Juvenile Court is a "non 707 (b) offense". You can go to the clerks office in the Court you were placed on probation at and ask for the forms to get your Juvenile records sealed. Fill them out and you will be notified when your sealing request goes to the Court. Appear and ask the Judge to seal your records. Remember you must not have any arrests and/or convictions in adult court to be able to do this.

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  3. If my 15 year old son is on probation and picked up on the street on a violation, can they bring him to my house and search?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jack Joseph Gold
    1 lawyer answer

    Your house can be searched but only the area where your son sleeps, ie: his bedroom and only if he is 1) on probation and 2) there is a "search condition" as part of his probation conditions. If the search was conducted and something incriminating was found and there is no set of probation conditions than the item was illegally seized. My answer to whether you need a lawyer or not depends on more information.

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  4. What are repercussions for a nighttime curfew violation?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jack Joseph Gold
    2. Slavik Steve Leydiker
    3. Alec Scott Rose
    3 lawyer answers

    probably only a fine and/or community service. thats what happens here in Los angeles.

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  5. Is it Illegal to kiss a minor if your 18?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2. Jack Joseph Gold
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    3 lawyer answers

    No it's not illegal but watch out in Orange County since they are very strict in the courts.

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  6. How much time can a juvenile minor get if they were charged with robbery. and its their first offense?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jack Joseph Gold
    2. Robert Lee Marshall
    2 lawyer answers

    Your two younger brothers will be taken before a Judge for a "detention" hearing who will decide to keep them detained until trial (15 Court days) or can release them home with a date to come back and/ put them on HSP (home detention with an electronic bracelet). they will be appointed a Lawyer each and then have the right to have a trial. If found guilty they could be sent to a group home (up to a year) or to a probation camp for 4,8 months or a year. They can also be sent home on probation....

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  7. What happens if I get caught using a fake id to purchase alcohol?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jack Joseph Gold
    2. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3. Troy Austin Pickard
    3 lawyer answers

    Juvenile? Your question doesn't say but I'll answer as if your under 18 and then over 18. 1) License suspension 2) a criminal record 3) In Orange County? Possibly time in Juvie Hall and/or Orange County Jail.3)A fine Besides the charge of using a phony ID you might get charged with identity theft but I doubt it. Best legal advice is "don't use it" Destroy it and don't take the chance. It's not worth it.

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  8. What is the maximum sentence for 1st degree murder by a juvenile, tried as a juvenile?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Judith Michael Fouladi
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Jack Joseph Gold
    3 lawyer answers

    More than likely the D.A. will file for what is called a fitness hearing which attempts to place the 16 year old in adult court. If sent to adult more than likely your looking at 25 to like or life without parole. IBarring exceptional circumstances, more than likely the 16 year old will go to adult.

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  9. What happens if I am caught shoplifting for something that was worth $100, in California, and I am 17 years old?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Marcie Lynn Gardner
    2. Jack Joseph Gold
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3 lawyer answers

    retint window, keep receipt and go to traffic win dow or fix it deputy in glendale

  10. Minor in possession- California.?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Robert Laurens Driessen
    2. Jack Joseph Gold
    3. Alison Louise Cohen
    3 lawyer answers

    I believe the charge is one that "doesn't" carry a mandatory license suspenstion. You should quote the charge on the ticket when asking the question. You are an adult, not a Juvenile so you would go to OC superior Traffic Court for the MIP and ask for the Public Defender who is experienced in that particular Court. the offense should carry only a fine.