I was recently arrested for having less than 1 ounce of marijuana. I went to jail, stayed 2 nights and 3 days. I am 19 years of age. My parents have been divorced since I was 3 years of age. I have lived with my mom all my life except for 1 and 1/2 years from the age of 17 until 18 and 1/2 years of age. My dad bailed me out of jail. He has hired an attorney who is also his friend. My dad is extremely upset, angry and hurt with me because I refuse to live with him, even though he bailed me out. He feels that I am indebted to him and should therefore live with him for the bail out. If people truly knew my dad, they would understand why I refuse to live with him. Since he knows the lawyer, is there any way he can have the lawyer stipulate that I must live with my father while on probation?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Your lawyer works for you and not your father no matter who pays him. Talk to the lawyer. If the lawyer is not acting in your interests, fire him, and go hire your own.
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