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My son is 16 years old. He got caught out in St. Louis County,

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My son is 16 years old. He got caught out in St. Louis County, MO after curfew (at 1:15a.m.)by the police. There were no alcohol or drugs involved and he was alone at the time, he was upset about school and breaking up with his girlfriend. The piece of paper, or F-11 form he was given by the officer says we have to appear in St. Louis County Family Court. This is his first offense and I do not know what to expect. Why does he have to appear in court? Will we be fined or what can we expect? Also, I don't know if this will count as points against his license. On the form, Admission of Guilt is marked Yes and Referred to Court is marked Yes. What should we do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  ANDREA, replied 7 years ago.

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Q. Did your so say anything to the police?

 

Q. Did the police say anything to your son?

 

Q. Who check off "Admission of Guilt" and "Referred to Court" ?

 

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

1. My son doesn't remember what he said other than he left our house and he told them that we were looking for him.

 

2. He doesn't remember much about what they said.

 

3. My son said the police filled out the form for him.

 

 

Expert:  ANDREA, replied 7 years ago.

Call the Family Court, give the Number on the Form, tell them your son is pleading Not Guilty and ask for a Court hearing date.

 

The penalty is in the discretion of the Judge and the judge realizes the penalty is is very high; On the books, the law states that the penalty rangesfrom a fine of between $100 and $500 and 90 days in jail to performing 40 hours of community service.

 

In the cases I researched for you a first time offender breaking curfew has gotten a strong reprimand and ordered to perform between 20 and 40 Hours of community service in some cases, the Judge extended the time that the minor remained with a restricted license.

 

Take with you to Court: Bring letters from his teachers, any athletic coaches, etc. attesting to his upstanding character. He should be fine!

 

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