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Sexting: Pornography or High Tech Flirting?
Are naked pictures of your teen being sent from person to person or posted on the internet? If your teen has access to a cell phone there's a chance that there are. Three teen girls in Pennsylvania, several boys in their class, a boy in Wisconsin, and other teens all over the country are facing charges ... Read more

Can We Send Juveniles to Jail for Life?
In May 2010, in a much anticipated decision, the US Supreme Court answered the question, "Can we send juveniles to jail for life?" And the answer is: Sometimes. The Court ruled that juvenile offenders who've been convicted of crimes involving the killing of another person may be sent to prison for life without ... Read more

Judges Plead Guilty: Youth Sentencing Kickbacks
Operation Greylord. Bernard Madoff. Charles Keating. Pyramid Schemes. All conjure up images of people who viewed themselves as above the law by abusing their positions of power to take money from unsuspecting, trusting citizens. Two Pennsylvania judges have pleaded guilty to taking something even more ... Read more

Juvenile Crimes and Rehab
If your child is in criminal trouble, you'll want to learn as much as you can about the juvenile justice process. It's best to hire a lawyer to represent your child as soon as possible after you learn of the problem. Remember, however, that the attorney represents the child and not the parent. Arrest ... Read more

Juveniles Who Commit Crimes
When juveniles commit crimes, the court treats them differently from adults - especially if they come from a background of abuse or neglect. The court aims to save juvenile offenders from the path they're on and rehabilitate them through counseling and other efforts. But this doesn't always work. Some ... Read more

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Changes in the Illinois Juvenile Court Act

January 1, 2016 will bring significant changes to how juveniles charged with crimes are handled under Illinois law. Public Act 99-0258, http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/99/099-0258.htm, ... Read more

Mount Holly Criminal Lawyer: Cyber-Bullying Crimes in New Jersey

The act of bullying has been around for as long as anyone cares to remember.Cyberbullying, on the other hand, is a relatively new way of using the Internet to torment a person or group of people.

Criminal Law: Searches without Warrants, the Exclusionary Rule, and Suppression of Evidence

As a general rule, there are procedures that law enforcement officers must follow when executing a search of an individual or an individual's property. When these procedures are not followed, any evid ... Read more

Standing for Custody: Who can File for Custody in Pennsylvania and the Rights of Grandparents and Great-Grandparents

There are many situations where one party seeks to file for custody of a child, but is not the biological parent of the child. Pennsylvania law provides that parties other than the parent can file for ... Read more

The Juvenile Act and Juvenile Detention: When and Where can a Juvenile be Detained?

Juvenile criminal offenses are treated quite differently than adult criminal offenses. This is because Pennsylvania's "Juvenile Act" (codified at 42 Pa.C.S. 6301 et. seq.) provides the groun ... Read more

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