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Category: Juvenile Crime

24 Aug, 2018

Minors under the age of 18 who get into legal trouble are usually tried in juvenile court rather than a criminal court for adults. The big difference between them is that criminal courts are designed to punish adults for crimes they commit, while juvenile courts focus on rehabilitating, counseling, and educating minors. Because the courts […]

In early April, California lawmakers supported a bill that would help keep minors who have committed crimes out of adult courts. The legislation is backed by both criminal justice experts and former youth offenders. Several bills created a package presented by Senators Holly J. Mitchell, a Democrat from Los Angeles, and Richardo Lara, a Democrat […]

Being accused of a juvenile crime is bad enough, but not knowing your rights as a minor in juvenile court is even worse. Contrary to the popular belief, the rights of minors in juvenile crime cases and the rights of adults in regular criminal court cases are very different. Today, our San Francisco juvenile crime […]

School shootings are more prevalent in the United States than in any other country of the world. That’s a fact. But what’s also a fact is that not every school shooting is intentional and malicious. In fact, any shooting can be considered accidental due to a manufacturing defect, accidental discharge, poor maintenance of the gun, […]