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What Is Juvenile Crime?
Juvenile crime or detention involves any crime that is committed by a child (juvenile) who is under the age of 18. The juvenile criminal system is different from the adult criminal system, and different rules and laws apply. In some instances the court may force juveniles to be tried in the adult criminal system for particularly harsh crimes.
If You Are a Juvenile Accused of a Crime
There are serious consequences for a juvenile criminal conviction:
- Detained by the juvenile court system
- It could be on your record for life (depending on you age)
- Mandatory schools
- Community service
- Probation or parole
- Significant fines
The likelihood of any of the above consequences depends on:
- Type of crime committed
- Extent of injury or damage
- Attitude of community and court toward this type of crime
- Prior convictions
- Whether or not a weapon is used
- Currently on probation or parole
- Family circumstances
- Mental health
Seeking Legal Help
If you are accused of juvenile crime and face detention, you should contact a criminal defense attorney to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system.
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Last Modified: 04-08-2014 11:38 AM PDT
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