• Chat Test Template

    <!–NoAds–>Testing

    What is your Question?
    Anonymous
    Hi, I was arrested for shoplifting $170 dollars worth of merchandise. I have never done anything else wrong this is my first offense ever for anything and I am from Illinois what do you think will happen to me in court
    3/30/2015 6:58 pm Reply
    Anonymous
    Can my biological father gain full custody over me even though my stepfather has adopted me? I do not want to live with my mother and stepfather anymore for several reasons and I would be more than happy to be with my father once and for all.
    3/29/2015 5:51 pm Reply
    Judge Tom
    Judge Tom
    Dear Anon: We're sorry to hear that you're unhappy with your current living arrangements. Since your mother and stepfather are legally responsible for you as long as you're a minor (under 18), the only way you could live with your father is if they give you permission to do so. Perhaps you could try talking to them about this and let them know how you feel. Maybe if they realized how unhappy you are, they would be willing to let you spend at least some time at your father's house. Good luck. (Check our Resource Directory for more help and resources in your area. This is information only – not legal advice.)
    3/30/2015 7:03 am
    Anonymous
    So my girlfriend, my mother and myself live in Section 8 housing in MO. My girlfriend was not on the lease, my landlord said it wasn't an issue. Our lease agreement needed to be updated and we went to add her to the tenant list and my landlord started to fill the paperwork. When we thought we had it all done, it wasn't and the cops were called. My girlfriend never got a warning from the officer that responded. If she leaves for 3 nights and comes back, will she be charged, warned, or will it be ok?
    3/29/2015 12:40 pm Reply
    Judge Tom
    Judge Tom
    Dear Anon: If your girlfriend was already warned by the police that she is no longer allowed on the property, then she could face trespassing charges if she returns. Otherwise, if the police did not already warn her, she should talk to the landlord and find out if she can come back. As long as the landlord is fine with it and she wasn't warned by the police, then there shouldn't be a problem. Good luck to your girlfriend. (Check our Resource Directory for more help and resources in your area. This is information only – not legal advice.)
    3/30/2015 6:59 am
  • Anonymous
    I was wondering what is the best way to get emancipated? I know the options but I wonder what's easiest. I heard that going to court is the hardest. My parents don't agree but I'm 16 1/2 and I do have a job and I would have a place to stay but Im trying to look into this. I feel like I need to leave this house but my parents are stopping me. What do you think is the best ?
    3/28/2015 9:13 pm Reply
    Judge Tom
    Judge Tom
    Not all states have emancipation laws. The states that do have emancipation laws usually make it somewhat difficult for a minor to become emancipated. For example, the minor has to show the court that they are financially independent and able to pay all of their own bills including rent, utilities, groceries, etc. In addition, you have to show that you are capable of making mature decisions. Click here to find out whether your state has an emancipation law. Perhaps you could try talking to your parents and let them know in a calm thought out way what you do not like about living at home, why you would like to move out and become emancipated and how you are going to support yourself, etc. Maybe if they are able to better understand your position, they will be able to work with you and at least reach some sort of compromise. Good luck. (Check our Resource Directory for more help and resources in your area. This is information only – not legal advice.)
    3/29/2015 4:45 pm
    Anonymous
    I have gotten into trouble concerning drugs. A year ago, I pled guilty to a class 6 felony, drugs posses/use. I got a probation violation, and am now getting charged with a class 2 felony, conspiracy to sell/transport drugs. Is it possible for me to make a plea deal so that they do not consider my past felony during sentencing?
    3/28/2015 9:29 am Reply
    Judge Tom
    Judge Tom
    Dear Anon: It's going to depend on the laws in your state, but typically your priors (criminal history) is going to be a factor taken into consideration at sentencing. Talk to your attorney about this as he/she should be able to advise. Good luck. (Check our Resource Directory for more help and resources in your area. This is information only – not legal advice.)
    3/28/2015 2:37 pm
    Anonymous
    So i just received a first trauncy letter. I live in clark county in Nevada and the letter didn't tell me any specifics on what to do or how to handle the situation. It says that if î continue to go to school it will be dismissed but I'm not sure what to do about the community service part. It says something about it being at school?? I'm so confused. I was also wondering if it will go away the moment i graduate. I'm also currently 18 so i don't know if that will effect my license privileges since i don't have one yet...
    3/26/2015 6:37 pm Reply
    Judge Tom
    Judge Tom
    Dear Anon: If there's a number to call on the letter you received, you can call to get more information. Otherwise, you can try talking to the attendance officer at your school. If you're required to complete community service, then it must need to be reported to someone - your school, or the probation department, etc. It sounds like you've been offered a diversion program, and therefore you should not have a record once you compete the terms of the program. Again, ask the attendance officer or whoever you are supposed to report to about this. Also, you can ask one of your parents to look over the letter and help you understand what you need to do. Good luck.
    3/27/2015 2:59 pm
    Page 1 of 32612345...102030...Last »