I am so dissapointed, not with your answer. i didnt realize what you had answered. I am new to this. first time used. how could the police not give much importance to this; it's a 7 year old! i f this minor shoplifts, he will definetely be prosecuted. you see this all the time. In California, will i be able to withdraw my report? the reason i filed the report is becuse the boys father is acting as if nothing happen. I told him i will not file a report with the PD if he agrees to take his son to therapy. He declined that. he said that it will affect his son. the therapist will have to report it and it will stay on his record. he said that he will take him to therapy only if that specific subject is not discussed or mentioned at all. if not then he is not willing to do anything. isnt he also somehow committing child abuse, for not reporting it? What will happen to the boy if i indeed push the authorities to the point that they will prosecute? how long will this be on his record? I upgraded to unlimited questions, will you be able to answer my questions?
yes, i will definetely press that green button. I was told that, like you said, at 18 his record will be sealed except for certain careers. for example if he wanted to become a police officer, the police department will have access to his record and he wouldnt be accepted. Believe it or not, i dont want to prosecute. I know this boy very well. He is also going through some problems. Parents are divorced, mom literally had to run away to a shelter to get away from him. I guess he had complete control over her. what she could wear, who she could talk to and stuff like that. from my conversation with this man when this happened. i could tell that he didnt think it was a big deal. he said he had taken the necessary steps with the boy to make sure he didnt do it again; he took away his cell phone I told him that was not enough. He said he didnt know what else to do. he immediately started telling me that if the mom had allowed the boy to move back with him, this would not had happen, blaming the mom. I tell you this so you can I understand why I didnt want to prosecute, why i so want to make sure he gets help. I am extremely angry at him, but dont hate him. I just think that he needs help when we confronted him, he said he was very sorry. he seemed sincere. but now is like nothing. he too blames his mom. telling her that she turned her back on him that it is her fault. i know that he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. I just wish that there was a way this man can be forced to take his son to treatment.
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