How would you judge on whether an acciental killing was either manslaughter or killing in self defense
Hello. Do judges read amended complaints before you are to appear in court. If I was told to amend a complaint, will the judge read the complaint?
Yes, it should be read as any new documents filed with the court are reviewed by the judge and his/her assistants. Thanks for writing us.
I accidentally knocked over a glass piece of my friends a little over a year ago and I offered to find money to pay her back and she kept declining. but now since I found out she's low key racist we stopped being friends and now she says I "still owe" her when she declined when I tried a year ago. do I actually owe her?
Ultimately, it depends on the laws in your state. As for the possibility of "property damage" charges, it's very possible that the time limits to file such charges (the "statute of limitations") have run out. Your friend may have the option to take the matter to small claims court, but again, there may be time limits for her to file such a claim and most likely it would not be worth her time and money to file such a claim. It's always best to try to resolve these matters outside of court if possible. It sounds like your friend may be bitter over your terminated friendship. Good luck. (Check our Teen Help Network for more help and resources in your area. This is information only – not legal advice.)
Walrmart enploy said he is eye wimnees to my 17 yaer old take 10 ballos of alchol out the stor for 3 moth fild charges on his 18 bday never stop hem or detamde hem pluze saying truspassing he was band from july 2014 to july 2015 saying his stat dat was 11/27/2015 then i got a civliy demande latter wasi have 30 day to pay $50 for my miners insted 1/8/2016 i was never called just got latter
It sounds like your son received a civil demand letter AND charges were filed against him. If so far you have only received a civil demand letter, then by paying the demand, it could be the end of the matter and you and your son will hear nothing more from the store. If, however, he has to go to court, then he may be offered diversion and given the opportunity to avoid a record so long as he completes the terms of the program. Otherwise, he could be facing probation. Paying the civil demand is entirely up to you. If he's already been charged plus the store is asking for the civil demand, you may want to contact the attorney listed on the letter and explain that charges have already been filed and that a fine and restitution is most likely going to be part of the case, so why should you pay the civil demand, too. Good luck to you and your son. (Check our Teen Help Network for more help and resources in your area. This is information only – not legal advice.)
What happens if you get into a fight at school (Middle School) and the cops are called?
It's up to the police and the school officials as to whether or not the matter is referred to juvenile court. If it is, then charges may be filed and the parties involved may have to go to court. If this is a first offense, diversion may be an option so long as there were no serious injuries in the fight and no weapons involved. Diversion gives the minor an opportunity to avoid a record so long as the terms of the program as completed. Good luck. (Check our Teen Help Network for more help and resources in your area. This is information only – not legal advice.)
I have a question regarding a serious matter. If a girl wrongly accused you of rape and you apologize for having the actual "consensual sex" the next day on snapchat messages or via texting, is that enough to convict you of rape, that being just the apology text message saying nothing to the degree that you would have raped her? Thank you so much
As you know, this can be a very difficult and sensitive matter. An apology alone for having the consensual sex (assuming she did not feel good about her decision and that is what you're apologizing for) may not be a reason to file charges against you. However, you need to look at your state's age of consent laws (the legal age when a person can consent to sex). If, for example, she is underage, then you could be facing consequences. Google the name of your state and "age of consent law" for further information specific to the laws in your state. Finally, talk to your parents or another trusted adult (if you are a minor). If she is potentially accusing you of sexual assault, then you shouldn't be attempting to talk with her. Instead, it would be best to contact a local criminal attorney. Good luck. (Check our Teen Help Network for more help and resources in your area. This is information only – not legal advice.)