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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
When the police arrest a minor, or juvenile, there are differences from arresting an adult. While the juvenile may be handcuffed, fingerprinted and photographed - as adults can, teen offenders must be handled carefully. When Can the Police Arrest a Juvenile? In some states, the police can't arrest an ... Read more

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New Illinois Law on Factors for Sentencing Youthful Offenders

The new year brought changes in mandatory considerations in the imposition of sentences of individuals who commit offenses when they are under the age of 18. The new law, 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-105 mand ... Read more

Haddonfield Criminal Lawyer Discusses the Three-Strikes Law

In order to keep persistent offenders off the streets, many states have enacted what are known as “Three Strikes and You’re Out” laws or habitual offender laws. In states that have e ... Read more

How much is the fine for a Retail Theft for a minor?

Q:Roughly how much would a retail theft fine for a minor be? Also, will it be on your permanent record?I got caught stealing 20 $ headphones from Wal-Mart and the state trooper said I would be char ... Read more

Haddonfield Criminal Lawyers Discuss the Criminal Consequences of Graffiti

Graffiti crimes are common, especially in more populated areas such as big cities. Every state, and oftentimes individual municipalities, has their own laws that consider it a crime to spray graffiti ... Read more

Juvenile charges for drugs. What will happen to me?

Q: Juvenile possession charges, what will happen next? I was recently caught with a small amount of marijuana (about 4 grams), some rolling papers, and my mom’s prescription pill bottle which ... Read more

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