• Teen Chat Room – get answers to your questions about the law

    Ask your questions and make your comments to Judge Tom and your peers here.

    What is your Question?
    Anonymous
    Hi I recently got caught shop lifting yesterday and feel really upset about. It was my first time and last and the guy did not call the cops. He said I stole about $120 worth of clothes from sears and that I should be getting a letter from the mail. I am 19 and don't work, just full time student. I was wondering how much you think I will get charged in paying in California.
    3/31/2015 6:16 pm Reply
    Anonymous
    If someone was accused of dealing in stolen property grand theft defrauding a pawnbroker. Thing is he bought the items of the streets didn't know they were stolen. Needed money one day pawned an item. Then got caught with another item that was stolen from same place. Knows the person name who fold it to him but can't find him.
    3/31/2015 5:35 pm Reply
    Anonymous
    If someone was accused of dealing in stolen property grand theft defrauding a pawnbroker. Thing is he bought the items of the streets didn't know they were stolen. Needed money one day pawned an item. Then got caught with another item that was stolen from same place. Knows the person name who fold it to him but can't find him.
    3/31/2015 5:34 pm Reply
  • Anonymous
    How much time can a juvenile get for cutting off a leg monitor. They missed court and knew it was a violation got scared and cut it off. Ending up getting drugged by someone same person called the law turned them in. Can anything be done.
    3/31/2015 5:25 pm Reply
    Jinky
    Jinky
    if i am 17 and pregnant and from a different country do i have rights to choose the birthplace of my baby or can my parents retirn me to our country of origin? Can my parents force me to get an abortion? Can i move out? What are my rights, being 17 and pregnant?(In the state of georgia)
    3/31/2015 10:17 am Reply
    Judge Tom
    Judge Tom
    Dear Jinky: You are not considered emancipated or free from your parents just because you're pregnant or after you have the baby. As a teen parent, you will have rights and responsibilities concerning the care of your baby, but you're still a minor which means that your parents get to continue making decisions about your well being including where you live. As for the abortion question, generally parents of pregnant teenagers cannot force them into having an abortion or placing a child up for adoption. You need to look at the laws in your state to make sure this general rule/law applies. We strongly suggest you try talking to your parents. Let them know how you feel and what exactly you would like to see happen, where you would like to move, etc. If they are willing to let you live with someone else, or make other changes to make you happy at home, then there shouldn't be a problem. If you feel that you can't talk to them, we strongly encourage you to talk to another adult you trust like a relative, teacher or school counselor. For more help and resources for pregnant teens and teen moms, please look under the Teen Health category in our Resource Directory.
    3/31/2015 2:45 pm
    Judge Tom
    Should cyberbullying be a crime?
    In March, 2015, a bill was introduced in the Alabama legislature proposing to make student cyberbullying a crime. Attempts in a few other states have failed to pass the constitutional test as applied ...[Read More]
    3/31/2015 10:48 am Reply
    Page 1 of 32812345...102030...Last »