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Juvenile crimes: New Jersey teens accused of arson

Recent reports stated that two individuals were taken into custody after being suspected of setting brush fires in New Jersey. The individuals are facing charges for juvenile crimes as they were both reported as being 13 years old. There had apparently been multiple instances of fires taking place that the Forest Fire Service believed were to have been set intentionally. Two wardens had gone to the area to set up cameras in order to potentially see who may have been setting the fires.

Juvenile crimes: New Jersey teens accused of assault

When individuals who are considered minors are accused of criminal activity, their cases may be handled differently than if adults were involved. Juvenile crimes could potentially be complicated for the individuals who have had charges filed against them, and as a result, they may wish to determine their options. Two teens in New Jersey -- along with their parents -- may be hoping to find ways to best handle their situations after being sought by police.

Juvenile crimes: New Jersey teen facing charges

When young people are accused of criminal activity, their predicaments may be complicated for themselves and their families. Juvenile crimes can lead to serious charges that individuals may not fully understand or know how to handle. However, assistance is available for parties who wish to explore their legal options and potential criminal defense strategies. 

Juvenile crimes: New Jersey teen accused of terroristic threats

Individuals who are considered minors may face different judicial proceedings after being charged with a crime than individuals who are considered adults. Juvenile crimes can vary in their severity, and each case is unique to the parties involved. Nonetheless, considering options for creating a criminal defense is likely a step that accused individuals would like to take in order to contest any allegations of wrongdoing.

Juvenile crimes: New Jersey teens, preteen suspected of burglary

When juveniles are suspected to have been involved in illegal activity, their cases may be handled differently than if they were adults. However, the circumstances of juvenile crimes can weigh heavily on how the individuals involved are considered. In some cases, minors can be considered adults in the eyes of the criminal justice system. Therefore, parties may want to understand their legal situations.

Alleged juvenile assault leads to multiple arrests in New Jersey

When young individuals are charged with criminal activity, it is important that they and their guardians understand the allegations. Juvenile assault and similar charges could lead to minors facing serious punishment if they are convicted. Therefore, individuals may wish to determine whether creating criminal defenses or taking advantage of other legal options is in the best interests of the accused parties.

New Jersey seeing less youth crime thanks to systemic change

If there is one thing you can count from younger people, it's that they are bound to do something stupid. In a weird way, it's part of life. When you're a young kid or a teenager, you're exploring this great big world of ours -- and part of that exploration leads to them making mistakes and acting in a generally poor manner.

16-year-old arrested on drug charges in New Jersey

New Jersey children have their whole lives in front of them. They have opportunities that many adults cannot participate in. However, children are prone to making mistakes as they grow into adults. Many children -- particularly teenagers -- are trying to discover who they are and make poor decisions along the way. Some of these mistakes may only get the teenager in trouble at school or home, however, others are much more serious. When children do illegal things, they can be subject to criminal sanctions and charged with juvenile crimes.

New program seeks to prevent juvenile crime

A juvenile delinquent is a minor, generally between the ages of 10 and 18, who commits an illegal act like underage drinking or shoplifting. Instead of a trial, juveniles receive an "adjudication" and a "disposition." It is after the disposition that the juvenile is sentenced. Juvenile crimes fall into one of two categories. The fist involves crimes that would be considered criminal acts if they were committed by an adult. The second category involves "age-related" crimes. Both can have serious consequences.

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