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My granddaughter got in a little trouble in school in ...

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My granddaughter got in a little trouble in school in California so we moved her here to New Mexico to live with Us. She Was never arrested or convicted of anything but was caught with Drug paraphanallia. Can the California probation Department impose conditions or punishment on her here in New Mexico?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Cowgirl Lawyer replied 8 years ago.
HelloCustomer

In order to answer your question, I need more information.

1) How old is your granddaughter?

2) You say she was never arrested nor convicted of anything, but she has a tie to the California probation department. I need more clarification here, as probation departments are not involved absent SOME action.

a) Was she given any sort of ticket or other paper regarding the drug paraphernalia? If so, what was it?

b) Did she meet with anyone involved in the juvenile court system? If so, what was the nature of that meeting?

Thank you,



Customer: replied 8 years ago.
1.) My Grand Daughter is 14 years old.
2.)She was given a ticket by the Paso Robles Police dept.
3.)Her mother met with the probation dept and they started talking about A Diversion program.
My Grand Daughter Admitted to Drinking and Smoking Marijuanna but wasn,t caught with and Drugs or Alchohol.
One of the Police officers advised her to relocate My Grand Daughter saying they would probably drop the case.
Expert:  Cowgirl Lawyer replied 8 years ago.
HelloCustomer

Thank you for the additional information.

Many first offender juveniles are dealt with through diversion programs as an alternative to juvenile court. If the diversion program is successfully completed, the juvenile does not end up in juvenile court. Because your granddaughter is in a diversion program, yes, the probation department has legal power over her. And if she does not either complete the program successfully or otherwise be successfully discharged from the program, the charges may be referred to the juvenile court. They may drop her from the program, or they may not. It is also possible that they may transfer her probation to your local juvenile probation department in New Mexico.

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