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Jack Joseph Gold

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

    We live in the state of California. I am the 15 year old girl in this situation, my birthday is January 31st, 1997 and his birthday is April 20th, 1994. This makes him about 33 months older than I am. We met when I was 14 and he was 17, and starte...

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    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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  • Being convicted as an adult

    In December of 2009, at the age of 16, was sited for shoplifting at a local grocery store. They gave me a ticket said show up on such and such date and I was on my way. I missed my court date just because I honestly forgot. I applied for a job rec...

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    In California and as I believe in any state , a ticket and minor offense such as yours is subject to you being allowed to apply to have your record sealed. You should go to the courthouse where you pleaded guilty and paid the fine and ask the "clerk" what forms to I need to get my Juvenile misdemeanor record sealed and they should be able to help you. You can probably do this without a Lawyer

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  • What are repercussions for a nighttime curfew violation?

    As my first offense, I was cited for breaking a nighttime curfew law in my city and was driven home by a police officer. I was wondering what I should expect in court. Also, I am wondering what consequences i will receive and if this will go on my...

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

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  • Is it Illegal to kiss a minor if your 18?

    Me and this guy are dating but hes over 18 already we dont plan on havign sex or anything we already promised no sexual intercorse, but we kiss thats it is it illegal?

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

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  • Can you be charged if papers weren't filed and the cop just said " I'm gunna take the pipe to be analized by our crime lab"?

    I was caught with a theft 2 and had a meth pipe with resude in it. The cop said he was gunna have a lab test it for meth and I might get a warrent for it sometime later in the month . But he never filed any papers on it and didn't charge me with i...

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    From your spelling, it would seem you need to spend more time in school than having or using "meth". The meth pipe with residue inside which the police took can pop us any time within the year, that being the statute of limitations. More than likely you won't hear anything but since your offense fall way below the level of importance, you might not heaar anything. Did the cop give you a citation to appear in court? If not you can probably rest easy till the next time. My suggestion is to clean up dude and not get into these situations, although we don't know most of the facts as to how the pipe got into the police officers hands.

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  • 1st offense shoplifting

    I was with my friend in best buy and he was caught stealing a bluetooth worth around $60. This is his 1st offense and he is 17. His dad picked him up and agreed to pay the fine but he has been summoned to court. What should he expect as well as wh...

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    In California, a 1st offense shoplifting crime, if the value is under $50.00, it becomes an infraction. If over than it is a misdemeanor and you would go to Juvenile Court. If this is a first offense for your friend, he will be given a public defender to act as his lawyer. He should follow the instructions of his lawyer. If there is no defense to this theft he is better off pleading guilty and will more than likely get a fine and community service as the worst punishment. In your state it would probably go down the same way. Remember, take the public defender on this case, no need to hire a lawyer since it is a very simple matter.

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  • Can the police question my son without my permission?

    My son was 16 years old @ the time of his arrest. He was 1 of 4 charged in a Murder. When I went up to the station after I found out that my son was there, the police in charge advised me that they just wanted him to help them out since he new rea...

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    I do believe the police can continue to question your son after you arrive at the station. there are state laws that each have different rules but one rule remains steadfast. that is they must stop questioning him when a lawyer contacts them. You might contact a Juvenile/ Criminal Attorney "immediately" and place the matter into your Lawyers hand. This is not a suggestion but a necessity and you can't get to an Attorney in your jurisdiction fast enough. If you see your son advise him "not to speak to the police at all, anymore"

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  • What is going to happen to me?

    This afternoon, a police officer caught a friend and me with about 3.4 grams of marijuana, and a glass pipe. I was the only one he saw holding these objects, and I was the only one charged. I turned 18 less than 3 weeks ago. Also, he wrote my cour...

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    Although I'm in California I believe you'll get a fine only. You need to speak with your public defender about consequences in your state but here in California it would be only a fine

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  • Can a judge amend charges two years after diversion program completed?

    My son was caught shoplifting two years ago. The initial police paperwork say it was Theft, Class D Felony. He went into a diversion program and successfully completed it. He was never before a judge, he was never formally charged, and I have pa...

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    The answer is yes you can"correct" the original charges and have the record reflect that your son was never charged. Every state has a method by which this can be done and even expunged and sealed.

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

    I have had a window tint ticket before. What can happen to me.

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

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