Sealing Juvenile Court Records
Former juvenile offenders may be able to get a fresh start of sorts by filing a petition in court seeking expungement (sealing) of a juvenile court conviction.
Exceptions to Confidentiality of Juvenile Criminal Records
To a much greater extent that its adult counterpart, the juvenile criminal justice system focuses on rehabilitation and guards against the stigma of being labeled a criminal.
Constitutional Rights in Juvenile Cases
Minors in juvenile court delinquency proceedings do not have the same constitutional rights as those given to adults in regular criminal court cases.
Do juveniles have a right to counsel?
In 1967, the Supreme Court confirmed that juveniles who face delinquency proceedings that could lead to detention are entitled to counsel.
Juvenile Court: An Overview
The juvenile justice system is different from the criminal justice system.
Juvenile Delinquency: What Happens in a Juvenile Case?
When a juvenile is suspected of violating a criminal statute, the procedure that's followed is very different from that used for adult offenders in a typical criminal case.
Juvenile Law: Status Offenses
In juvenile cases, a "status offense" involves conduct that would not be a crime if it was committed by an adult -- in other words, the actions are considered to be a violation of the law only beca
Underage Drinking and Minor-in-Possession Laws
Underage-drinking laws and other criminal statutes punish minors who are illegally in possession of alcohol.