Okay I'm a juvenile guy with long hair and when I went to court the judge had told me on my conditions of release that I had to get my haircut and reappear in court with my hair cut around my ears. Is this fair to me? Can he do that? And if not, how can I fight it.
The judge has the power to make lot of important decisions, some of which will have long lasting impacts on your life and future happiness. You don't want to anger the judge. Talk to your attorney about this.
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This is a good question, it should be listed in the juvenile practice area and I will try to get it listed there. Hopefully you'll get more responses. You should absolutely discuss this issue with a lawyer that practices before this judge. In the meantime, it is important that you understand that this judge has jurisdiction over your case now. A lawyer may want to have the president judge in you county review this. If this issue was appealed I would expect the reviewing court to hold that this judge abused his discretion by ordering a haircut. Unless you participated in a "boot camp" like program, I can't see a legitimate purpose for ordering a haircut. Call the ACLU or you local Juvenile Defender's Association, they may be willing to help you. Good luck and let it grow!
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