Juvenile crime is an area of criminal law that deals specifically with the criminal activities of individuals under the age of 18. Juveniles generally receive less severe punishments than adults.

Below are links that provide general information on issues related to juvenile crime.

Juvenile Crime Overview

Examples of Juvenile Crime

Juvenile Court Records

Should I Contact a Juvenile Defense Attorney?

If you are under the age of 18 and have been arrested for a criminal activity, you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. A juvenile defense attorney will work aggressively to dissuade the prosecutor’s office from even filing charges, which is a tactic sometimes referred to as pre-filing intervention. If the juvenile is ultimately charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, juvenile defense attorneys will try to have the juvenile released to the custody of his or her parents at arraignment.