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5 Common Juvenile Crimes

They say that the “Youth is the hope of the future.” For this reason, they are given the best education and sent to the best schools. But what if the so-called “future generation” is the one who is destroying their future by committing a wide range of crimes. According to the website of Flaherty Defense Firm, juvenile crimes can have lifelong consequences.

The website of Alexander & Associates revealed that conviction and criminal accusations can ruin a young person’s life. As parents, it is important to understand the common crimes that juvenile offenders commonly commit. Here we will list down 5 of the top juvenile crimes:

  1. Petty Theft/Larceny 6
    Petty Theft is considered as a misdemeanor offense and involves inexpensive goods, such as stealing apparel from a store or $50 from an employer. Sixth degree larceny, on the other hand, involves a property or service amounting to $500 or less. It is considered as a Class C misdemeanor.
  2. Vandalism
    Vandalism involves various activities such as breaking windows, keying cars, or tagging structures with paint or other forms of graffiti. As long as you do not own a property or does not have the permission of the owner, any damage to property is vandalism, which could mean a fine of more than $500.
  3. Alcohol Offenses
    Even though they are minors, juvenile offenders can still be criminally liable and if convicted, can be imprisoned, pay fines, or enrolled in diversion programs (supervised counseling which means dropped charges for those who will participate). Alcohol offense may also mean community service for several hours. State laws punish both the provider and the offender.
  4. Disorderly Conduct
    In most states, children more than 14 years old are regarded as already capable of criminal intent. Most cases of disorderly conduct involving offenders 14 to 18 years old are adjudicated in juvenile court. However, there are instances when the youth offender can be tried in an adult criminal court.
  5. Simple Assault & Battery
    This offense may include causing injury to another individual, attempting to cause injury to another person, threatening, or putting another person in fear of imminent harm.

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