Archive | September, 2011

Division of Juvenile Justice: Parole

September 24, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Parole   |   0 Comment

To be eligible for parole, the juvenile in the Division of Juvenile Justice must successfully finish all their program goals. In the month that the juvenile is scheduled to meet with the Juvenile Parole Board at a Parole Consideration Hearing,  the youth can be recommended for parole and will have a meeting with the parole board to sit and discuss their […]

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September 16, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Emancipation   |   0 Comment

To become emancipated means for a minor (a child under the age of 18) to become an adult under the eyes of the law. As an adult, the minor will no longer be under the control of his/her parents but the minor won’t be financially supported by them either. Emancipation is forever unless it is discovered that […]

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Marijuana Possession

September 12, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Marijuana   |   0 Comment

Currently under the laws of the State of California, if you are convicted of possessing marijuana for personal use only, you do not  necessarily need to get a dismissal for the crime. Under California Health and Safety codes, all personal-use marijuana convictions are erased from your records after two years if convicted after January 1st, 1976. […]

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What is a De Facto Parent?

A de facto parent is someone who: -Cares for a child everyday who is a dependent of the juvenile court, -Has been acting as the child’s parent, -Is taking care of all the child’s basic needs for food, shelter, affection, clothing and care. If you decide to become a de facto parent to a child […]

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