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My son and I went to court first time today and I chose to

My son and I went to court for the first time today and I chose to accept court appointed legal counsel. I was familiar with the lawyer's name, but when looking him up online, I don't see any information and experience specifically pertaining to juvenile law. He is predominantly a criminal lawyer. First of all, am I able to get my own private attorney instead of him? Also, is it necessary to have a lawyer that is versed in juvenile law specifically? My son has never been in trouble for anything and is being charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance. The incident occured at school. Many people have suggested that he would only receive diversion, but I am concerned. I would appreciate any input.

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I discovered my debit card missing last week and a $100

Hello-I discovered my debit card missing last week and a $100 withdrawal from a nearby ATM had been made. I questioned my 2 teens who knew my pin number (I have let them go to the grocery for me a couple of times each since they became drivers) and was convinced neither took it. I filed a police report. Yesterday I discovered that it was in fact my stepson. He is 19 so not a juvenile. I looked into the repercussions and found that this is categorized as identity theft and is a felony. I do not want him to have a felony on his record for the rest of his life causing it difficult to get jobs, etc... but he has been getting into trouble a lot, has gotten into drugs, and I would love to see this scaring him straight. We live in Kentucky. What do you think the outcome of the trial will be if I do see it through? I know that based upon the dollar amount he could have a max. $1000 fine and max. 6 mo. in jail, but my main concern is the lifelong felony record.

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My minor son (13) has been charged with a Class C

My minor son (13) has been charged with a Class C Misdemeanor for Electronic Transmission of Certain Material Depicting a Minor. Penal Code 43.261 (Texas) So far, we know that the fine will be $316 and we are to go before a Judge this Thursday. It's been brought to my attention that perhaps he should have legal representation. I don't wish to be unprepared, but am uncertain of how these proceedings work. Any advice?

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What is the penalty in NC degree arson by a minor

What is the penalty in NC for second degree arson by a minor

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What is the legal age to work in Pennsylvania? Thank You

Hello- What is the legal age to work in Pennsylvania? Thank You

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I have a nephew in school in Huntington WV that is dealing

I have a nephew in school in Huntington WV that is dealing with racial discrimination and harassment. He attends a predominantly white school and at 14 yrs old is 6ft 3inches tall. He has Asberger disorder and severe asthma and refuses to play basketball for them due to the danger to his health. He is a loner and they don't like that he doesn't socialize or that he is an African American muslim. He becomes irritated with the harassment and calms himself by dropping his hands to his side and balling up his fists and squeezing his hands until he is calm. The last time he had an incident they claimed he assaulted them and tackled him to the floor and removed him from school and he is due to go to court June 13 with the possibility of going to juvenile detention. The school has not done an IEP even though it has been requested and have been told of his disability several times. What can I do so that I can move him to another state and take him from this hostile environment?

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I had a baby In 2008 I was 15. By a 24 year old man. I was

I had a baby In 2008 I was 15. By a 24 year old man. I was too scared to tell anyone. This man have tried to ruin my life by getting joint custody of my baby girl which is now 7. Now that I'm wanting to speak out how do I do it??

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We are the two aspiring founders of STRAIGHT SLAVIC

Hello, we are the two aspiring founders of STRAIGHT SLAVIC FLAVOUR, an event promotions agency that focuses on special events like concerts and festivals. We are planning our first concert in New York where we will want to sell food and alcohol and charge money for tickets. We will also be looking for a warehouse or venue which will most likely not have a liquor license / or might have. We have some questions: first one being - could we be a NONPROFIT organization to avoid certain permits / limitations or do we have to be an LLC?Please note: We need information particularly about NEW YORK.

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Was contacted by son's school resource officer, was asked if

Was contacted by son's school resource officer, was asked if we could meet along with our son. (voicemail message) After talking to officer directly on the phone was told, Son was involved with female, both 17, accusations of video/pictures that he distributed to teammates after relationship ended. This was passed on to school resource officer from a detective. Son and female do not attend same school. Officer stated not enough evidence to be considered child pornography. Officer stated that the female was aware of the video/pictures. Officer also stated that "2" people have confirmed the video, however police do not have a copy. Police officer used the term "harassment".Nothing was said about charges being filed, so assuming still just a investigation.I know my sons side of the story and believe there was no intentional harassment, just teenagers, both of them, making poor choices.As a parent I want to protect my son, and with all the horror stories regarding teenagers and "sexting", am very cautious on how to proceed.So questions areDo we meet with the officer without a lawyer presentDo we refuse to meet unless charges are filed

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