No. 3 – They Can Be Transferred To An Adult Court
can be referred to an adult court depending on the crime and state. In some
cases, the juvenile will defend their case in an adult justice system,
especially when the charges are grave.
No. 4 - The Right To Appeal A Disposition Order
is similar to an appeal, and the judge can be requested to issue an Order if
the juvenile turns a good leaf. However, the juvenile must prove that the
appeal will enable them to make the necessary changes and is in their best
No. 5 – They Have The Right To A Lawyer
of the various sentencing options available for juveniles, they have the right
to a lawyer to help them comprehend the process and get a better verdict at the
No. 6 - What Race And Gender Comprise The Bulk Of Juvenile
Quite frankly, every race has
its fair share of delinquent offenders, whether black, white, Asian or
otherwise. Boys were thought to be prone to delinquent behaviors, but female
delinquents are on the rise.
No. 7 -
Popular Crimes Committed By Juveniles
According to the Federal
Bureau of Investigations (FBI), juveniles commit crimes in five categories,
• Crimes against a person like
murder, rape, gang violence, assaults, and robbery
• Crimes against property like
burglary, arson, car theft, and larceny
• Drug abuse and driving under
the influence (DUI) offenses
• Possession of a weapon or
• Disturbing the peace, public
nuisance, and traffic violations
• Most recently, cybercrimes,
including financial and fraudulent practices
These are some of the crimes
that can get a juvenile arrested, probably tried in an adult court, and
8 – A Juvenile Can Be Tried As An Adult And Sent To Adult Prison
Yes, they can and are. If a
juvenile has a previous record of offense, he or she may be tried as an adult
in an adult courtroom even from the age of 13. If the juvenile is 15 or 16
years old, they are tried as adults for offenses like murder, sexual assault,
and armed robbery using a firearm.
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Juveniles Get Into Crime?
Most juveniles suffer
insistent abuse and lack of responsible adult interaction, guidance, and
supervision growing up. This lapse coupled with peer pressure and looking to
fit into society can translate into delinquent behaviors. Contrary to the
common belief that most delinquent children are from poor, single-parent homes,
delinquent kids are from all strata of society. Male juvenile offenders, sadly and particularly, black
juvenile offenders can end up contributing to the incarceration rate if they
are not set on the right path through things such as their upbringing, peer
influences, drug involvement, choices, etc.
9 – Juveniles Can Have Their Case(s) Expunged Or Sealed If They Turn 18 Years
Of Age In Juvenile Detention?
Yes, this is true. If a
juvenile is sentenced for an offense to juvenile detention or prison, he or she
can petition a court to have their case sealed or deleted from the record as
they come out of juvenile jail or detention at 18 years old.
What Types Of Facilities Do Juveniles Serve Time At?
some states still send juveniles with serious offenses to adult prisons, the
appropriate facilities are juvenile detention centers (JDC), boot camps, shock
camps, group and rehabilitation homes, shelters, diagnostic centers, or
long-term secure facilities.
10 – Rehabilitation For Juveniles
Well, if you call correctional
facilities rehabilitation centers, then juveniles can possibly be
rehabilitated. However, most people argue that because they are still young and
likely to repeat the same offense, in this case, rehabilitation is not
effective. For delinquents dealing with drugs, mental and physical abuse, emotional, and behavioral problems, required rehabilitation may be viewed as a
What Are The Outcomes For Recidivism For Released
is high among juveniles. One study shows that almost 70% of released juveniles
were brought in for the same crime or a new crime. African Americans have the
highest recidivism rates, followed by whites and Hispanics, with males having a
higher number than females. Juveniles are not wired like adults; they see
detention as a free time to rest and are released into the same atmosphere,
family, friends, and circumstances making reoffending very likely.
can get into serious trouble, and sentencing can impact their loved ones,
families, and futures. While the options are probation or other incarceration
options, the chance of going to jail or prison is on the table.
mind that the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of all countries with
black men comprising the highest percentage of prisoners. If your juvenile has
committed a punishable crime, your best bet is to hire a skilled lawyer with a
good track record to oversee the case. It is also important for you as a parent
or caretaker to get down to the bottom of and resolve the issues of how and why
your teen or young child is at risk of getting into trouble or locked up for
committing juvenile crimes.
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