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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Do I plead guilty to underage drinking?

Q: I got papers in the mail saying I am being charged with 6308 Purchase, Consumption, Transportation of Alcoholic Beverage By A Minor. It’s says it is a fine and a court date. If I plead guilty ... Read more

Cherry Hill Juvenile Defense Lawyers Discuss Weapons on School Property

Due to recent events involving violent crimes on school campuses, many districts are starting to take weapons on school property more seriously than ever before. Many items that one would not normally ... Read more

Can I get a suspended sentence for 2nd underage drinking?

Q: I caught a 2nd underage drinking charge. I didn’t face jail time the first time, but I imagine the judge isn’t gonna be happy to see me again. Is there any way I could get my lawyer to ... Read more

My girl is a senior and up for expulsion

Q: What are my rights as a parent to a senior who is up for expulsion due to hearsay . She has never been in trouble before. A:  Under most school codes, your daughter will given due process by h ... Read more

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

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