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    Date: 09.20.07 | by Judge Tom.

    This is your place to read and talk about the law–what’s happening in your town and across America. ATJ presents over 100 Questions and Answers about different areas of your life, including school, home, work and recreation.

    New topics will be added as they occur in your lives. Regular updates from the news and courts will be provided with an opportunity for you to comment during live chats or on the ATJ blog. And for fun, we’ll keep you posted on the likes of Britney, Nicole and friends with a Celebrity Justice feature.

    As applied to teens of the twenty-first century, William Shakespeare got it wrong when he wrote this:

    shakespeare“I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting.” [The Winter's Tale, Act 3, Scene 3].

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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    • Abigail Mcgee
      Thu, 20 May 2010 at 11:29

      If i criminal background and want to become a registered nurse can i ? It was for theft by check and forgery by check didnt get a felony but got deferred adjudication it made ten years in July of 2009?
      Dear Abigail: Whether you can become licensed in your state as a registered nurse depends on the specific laws and requirements to obtain the license. If you were a minor when this happened ten years ago, there’s a good chance it wouldn’t show on a background check. Since your case was deferred, that usually means that there’s no record of a conviction. If you successfully completed the diversion terms, then the case is closed. Read all questions on any applications you fill out very carefully and answer truthfully. For example, look for the words “felony” and “conviction” in the questions and answer accordingly. Good luck.
      [This is information only - not legal advice].

    • margaret singh
      Thu, 03 Jun 2010 at 02:47

      What are the penalties in New York State for DWI (18) years who was told by an adult(27) yrs to leave the crime scene and go to the precint and claim he was car jacked. He left the crime scene.What will the charges be?
      Dear Margaret: To see the most recent laws and penalties regarding DWI in the state of New York, Google “DWI penalty new york” and you’ll bring up the state’s department of motor vehicles with current information. This person you’ve described could also be charged with false reporting [lying to a police officer] if he went to the station and gave a false report, and leaving the scene of an accicent. Good luck.
      [This is information only - not legal advice].

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