• 15 and 37 – What does Arizona law say about Sexual Conduct w Minor?

    A person commits sexual conduct with a minor by intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with any person who is under eighteen years of age.
    By Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News
    A mother in Michigan hoped to hear from her daughter Monday after the 15-year-old ran away Sunday with a man who is more than twice her age.
    Emily Nicole Lalinsky and Robert Messer, 37, left their cellphones and a page-long note professing their love for one another before disappearing from Messer’s home in Plymouth Township, Mich., on Sunday afternoon, Lalinsky’s mother, Lisa Schwartz, said.

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  • Tutorial: Probation Violations Generally

    What is a probation violation?
    A probation violation occurs when a criminal defendant who is on probation has committed some act which violates his or her terms of probation. The terms of probation often vary from defendant to defendant, but generally include basic terms that apply to all defendants. For example, one common probation term frequently applied to all criminal defendants is to “remain a law abiding citizen.” This means that if a probationer is arrested for any reason, even a charge that is later dismissed, he or she may have technically violated the terms of probation. It’s important to note that a conviction is not required to violate this specific term. A mere arrest may be sufficient.

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  • Q&A: Settlements for Minors

    What kind of lawyer do i need? when i was a child i received a structured settlement from a dentist injury and when i turned 18 i was supposed to get my money and it went to my moms account and i have yet to see any of it and i want my money. please help me out

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  • News: Phoenix School Teacher Arrested for Alleged Illegal Sexual Activity with Mino

    Phoenix police arrested the head football coach of Cortez High School Monday morning on suspicion of illegal online sexual activity with a minor.
    Glendale resident Jeffrey J. Huelster, 44, was arrested on suspicion of sexual luring of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor, according to Trent Crump, spokesman for the Phoenix Police Department.
    According to court documents, Huelster from April 24 to 30 chatted with a person he believed was an underage girl.
    Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/05/07/20120507phoenix-teacher-coach-accused-sexual-exploitation-minor-abrk.html#ixzz1uKR2wP13

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  • Q&A: DUI with Marijuana

    What sentence is my brother in law looking at for 1st offense marjuana possession, receiving a dui? This was 1 1/2 yrs. ago. He did not make his court appearance but left the state. He came back a few months ago to help with his mom and is now ready to turn himself in. There, of course, is a warrant out for his arrest now. What is he looking at as far as time? And any other possible advice do you have? Thank you.

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