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Criminal Law: Expungement FAQ
If you're thinking of trying to have a criminal record expunged (erased) or sealed (hidden), it's important that you understand what may be expunged, as well as when and how. Get detailed information about Expungement and Record Sealing in your state. ... Read more

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

Arresting Kids
A juvenile may get by with “catch and release” or endure a formal trip to the stationhouse, depending on the circumstances of the stop and the suspected crime. ... Read more

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California “Three Strikes Law” and How It Affects Your Child Facing a Juvenile Petition

Many minors and their parents are unaware that the California’s “Three Strikes Law” can have harsh consequences for minors facing Juvenile Petitions.  Not all minors are subject ... Read more

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, rais ... 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. ... 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.) provid ... Read more

South Jersey Criminal Lawyers : New Law Changes Confinement of Juveniles

Serving a term of incarceration for a criminal offense has become a bit easier for juveniles in New Jersey thanks to new legislation signed into law by Governor Christie this August. The new ... Read more

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