The police say she must fingerprint but I saw one website that says PA requires 16 & up only. Also, the courthouse sent a questionaire asking for her father's name. Although she visits dad, I have legal custody & prior PFA against him. I am afraid for him to find out.
Pursuant to 3929(g), Fingerprinting.--Prior to the commencement of trial or entry of plea of a defendant 16 years of age or older accused of the summary offense of retail theft, the issuing authority shall order the defendant to submit within five days of such order for fingerprinting by the municipal police of the jurisdiction in which the offense allegedly was committed or the State Police.
The law does not require that she be fingerprinted.
As far as telling her father- You are not obligated to tell her father.
I agree with Attorney Morgan on his answer. However, I'm just concerned about your use of the phrase "legal custody". Legal custody and legally having physical custody are two different things.
If he is still involved in her life, not apprising him of the situation could be used against you in any future custody battles because he is being deprived of his rights to have a say in child rearing. That said, there's still no legal obligation to tell him and if you do indeed have sole legal custody its much less likely to ever be used against you in a custody battle.
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