In a juvenile action involving a mother's spanking of her two children with a hand or sandal as a disciplinary measure, the juvenile court's dispositional order under Welfare and Institutions Code section 300 (a), (b), and (j) is reversed where mother's rare spanking of her children, which didn't leave marks or bruises, does not constitute the sort of "serious physical harm" required for the juvenile court to assert jurisdiction under section 300.

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Jul 25, 2017
As defined by the Georgia Municipal Association, ordinances are written laws adopted by a city or town’s government. Yet, while theses ordinances are permanent laws that are actively enforced, state and…
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Jun 22, 2017
Considering the excessive weight of motor vehicles, the number of drivers on Georgia roads on any given day, not to mention the number of motor vehicle accidents, people are going to be killed as a result…
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May 22, 2017
Divorce is never something you plan on in your life. When you walk down the aisle on your wedding day, you’re not anticipating having to consider what a wage garnishment is, if divorce happens. If you’re…
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Apr 20, 2017
When it comes to commercial driver’s licenses and traffic-related offenses, including driving under the influence (DUI), it’s important to understand that there are federal regulations as well as state…
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