Juvenile Law

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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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Is a description of facial hair enough to be arrested?

Q. Can a minor get convicted far assault and robbery because someone was robbed and gave police a description of just facial hair  A. There had to be something more than “facial hair” ... Read more

Ohio Serious Youthful Offenders Get Adult Sentences

Can a juvenile court give an adult sentence? It sure can. However, this option is only available for a Serious Youthful Offender (SYO), which blends juvenile and adult sentences. Bindovers to adult co ... Read more

Where do I stand as a father with mom and CYF?

Q: The mother of my child is hiding a wanted homicide suspect and has drugs out in the open. CYF goes in takes custody of my daughter. THE CYF lady calls me a day later tells me there is a shelter hea ... Read more

Kicked out of home. Can I emancipate myself?

Q: What are the odds that a homeless teen that has been kicked out of their home will be able to legally emancipate them self? And if there is a good chance it will happen, is there a way for them to ... Read more

Being Charged as a Juvenile in California

Whether you are the parent of a child that has been accused of criminal conduct, a minor that is facing criminal charges, or an adult that wants to move past a juvenile conviction from your past, ther ... Read more

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