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  • I have a 24 year old daughter.sleeping.with a 16 year old boy in my home can i get in trouble. Can my daughter get in trouble CA

    This is my grandaughter homless two kids and a new 16 year old boyfriend. What can i do

    John’s Answer

    There's no question the 24 year old could be charged with a felony. She could be looking at significant time, but perhaps worse she might be facing a lifetime of sex offender registration. And you could be charged with being an accessory. So, immediately kick her and the boy out of your house and don't let them come back. Also, get a lawyer and discuss with him or her. If the police contact you, keep your mouth shut. You say only "I do not wish to make a statement and if you have any questions talk to my lawyer." In short, lose the baggage, clam up, and get a lawyer.

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  • Son in law was caught with materials and equipment to make wax and charge with child enlargement Is this probation or jail ?

    He had some weed in a bucket outside next to his sons toys, he had wax residue on dish and spoon in house and they found materials to make it. He said he was doing it when his son was at school. He pleaded not guilty, he thinks he will probably ge...

    John’s Answer

    Certainly he needs a lawyer. I had a client who was charged with felony child endangerment because he kept a big can of highly flammable butane in his house. I don't think that's child abuse, so long as the can was kept closed and out of the reach of the children. Millions of people have a can of highly flammable gasoline or charcoal lighter fluid stored in their attached garages where their kids go. It's not child abuse, generally speaking, because there is no unusual danger that my client willfully disregarded. But the DA likes to charge that so defendants will plead out to the drug charge and maybe drop the child endangerment charge as part of the plea bargain. It all turns on the facts. No question, he needs a lawyer now.

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  • Should I pay Palmer Reifler and Associates, P.A.(Walmart)

    I already know it was stupid to do but I've learned my lesson now and just need help because I am never doing this stupidity again. I stole apparently over $250 worth from Walmart. They got everything back and I got a ticket already and have a cou...

    John’s Answer

    Don't pay it. Get a lawyer to handle your petty theft charge. Let him handle the civil demand.

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  • Should I pay Palmer Reifler and Associates, P.A.(Walmart)

    I already know it was stupid to do but I've learned my lesson now and just need help because I am never doing this stupidity again. I stole apparently over $250 worth from Walmart. They got everything back and I got a ticket already and have a cou...

    John’s Answer

    Don't pay it. Get a lawyer to handle your petty theft charge. Let him handle the civil demand.

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  • I went to jaill under a fake name about 6 years ago at the time I was 13. it was for prostituon. I went to court and everything

    how do I clear up that with the court system today I am 19 I have so much ahead of me but I am not sure if I will go to jail if I turn myself in or not. Can someone please give me advice. I told them I was 18 back then. I have been to court and ev...

    John’s Answer

    This is complicated. You definitely need to speak with an attorney. You probably can file to have the case expunged under PC1203.4, although given the strange fact that you were actually a minor under fourteen, the case should have been handled as a juvenile case at the time and your record should have been sealed. Your problem is quite manageable with the right legal help.

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  • I went to jaill under a fake name about 6 years ago at the time I was 13. it was for prostituon. I went to court and everything

    how do I clear up that with the court system today I am 19 I have so much ahead of me but I am not sure if I will go to jail if I turn myself in or not. Can someone please give me advice. I told them I was 18 back then. I have been to court and ev...

    John’s Answer

    This is complicated. You definitely need to speak with an attorney. You probably can file to have the case expunged under PC1203.4, although given the strange fact that you were actually a minor under fourteen, the case should have been handled as a juvenile case at the time and your record should have been sealed. Your problem is quite manageable with the right legal help.

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  • My boyfriend is serving a one year sentence in Tulare county. He will only do 50% of that time, but can he get out earlier?

    My boyfriend was sentenced to one year in Tulare county jail. He is doing 50% of that time. Before turning himself in to begin his sentence, he applied for the electronic monitor. His application was denied as well as his appeal. He has a full tim...

    John’s Answer

    Unfortunately, there's not much you can do. If the Sheriff turned down work release or ankle monitor, then he's got to do the time. He should get half time. The Sheriff could also decide to release him early due to jail overcrowding. I wish I could give you a better answer. Good luck.

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  • Will I go to jail for furnishing alchahol to a minor in Butte county California?

    I was approached by two underage informants to buy a beer for them. He stated he didn't have his I.D. I have a clean record and this is the first time I have ever bought anyone beer. I'm 35 and the sole provider for two kids. I can not go to jail

    John’s Answer

    You need to get an attorney and figure out all your defenses. This isn't the crime of the century, so relax. Just get a lawyer and get ahead of the curve on this.

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  • I was sentence to 30 days in LA county jail Can I get house arrest ?

    I was driving on a suspended license in Lancaster, Ca and they gave me 30 days in the La country jail today .I have to turn myself in on the 27th of October 2014 .Can I still get House arrest , before I have to turn myself in. If so how or who to ...

    John’s Answer

    Contact Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and ask if you can do ankle monitor or work release as soon as possible, and before your remand date. I agree with the other lawyers her, however, who suggest that you might want to roll the dice, do straight time, and hope for early release. In all events, you'd get half time, so it would only be 15 days max. You have to PAY for work release and ankle monitor, and straight time is free. I'd suggest you call the Sheriff, figure out your options, and ake your decision.

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  • Some anonymous "person" has falsely called CPS to report sexual abuse, which was denied by supposed victim, what now?

    I am married with four beautiful kids, never in my life have I been accused of something so horrible. My life has been a nightmare ever since CPS has came to my home to report and investigate the allegations. Someone called and lied about me sexua...

    John’s Answer

    I've had cases like this. It's heartbreaking. The main thing is that you get an attorney NOW. You are under investigation and anything you say will be used against you. You have the right to keep your mouth shut. You DO NOT have the right to try to talk you way out of this situation with the CPS. You also have the right to have an attorney present with you during any questioning. You MUST insist on this right. Get a lawyer NOW, and when the CPS calls tell them you don't wish to make a statement and that if they have any questions to talk with your lawyer. This is crucial. Your entire future may depend on it.

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