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Juvenile Status Offenses-Incarceration or Intercession?

April 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

In our last post, we examined the confidentiality of juvenile records and the various state procedures available to seal or expunge them.  As noted, the public does not have access to these records once sealed,  but law enforcement and court personnel do retain unfettered access.  If the juvenile record includes acts considered felonious if committed […]

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WHY STATE COURTS MATTER.

March 18th, 2014 · No Comments

From our early civics lessons we know that there are two court systems in the United States judiciary-federal and state.  On this CourtReference site, we focus exclusively on the courts from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.  State courts have broad jurisdiction to interpret the laws that govern our everyday lives: […]

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PART II – PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR DEFENDING AGAINST A PROTECTION ORDER

December 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Last month I published  Beyond the Paperwork: Practical Advice for Obtaining a Protection Order  on this blog site.  This month, as promised, I would like to address some strategies for defending against an order of protection. As noted in my previous article, there can be grave consequences if a protection order is filed against you.  […]

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