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  • Can a Juvenile Offender Go to Prison?

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 30-Jun-2017

    A juvenile offender is a minor who has commited a crime. These young offenders face different consequences than adults for the same crime. Juvenile court may be more lenient, but it also may be stricter than criminal courts. Usually, juvenile offenders will not face the jail time that they would as an adult for their crime. Juvenile court handles civil, not criminal, petitions, and if a minor has ...
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  • How Long Can a Juvenile Be Held in Detention?

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 2-May-2017

    When a juvenile has committed a crime, they may be sentenced to detention in a juvenile detention facility. The length of this detention will vary, depending on the severity of the crime committed. For more serious crimes, the court may even make a motion to have the minor tried as an adult, which can allow the juvenile offender to be sentenced to imprisonment. The length of the sentence a ...
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