Juvenile Charged with Homicide by Assault in Utah

by May 10, 2013

During a recreational-league soccer match in a Salt Lake City suburb on April 27, a 17-year-old soccer player became enraged when a referee issued him a yellow card for pushing an opposing player during a corner kick. The teen became so enraged, in fact, that he hit the 46-year-old ref Read more »

Juvenile Arson Cases on the Rise

by May 8, 2013

In Pahrump, Nevada, a house fire claimed 4 lives: an 18-month-old baby, brothers aged 4 and 5, and a 24-year-old woman. In the wake of the tragedy, a mother was arrested after it was discovered that “an unsupervised child, with a history of playing with fire…likely sparked the blaze.” According Read more »

Juvenile Charged with Murder & Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse

by May 6, 2013

On March 24, a Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher received a call from 13-year-old Noah Crooks who confessed that he had just shot and killed his mother. During the 10-minute recording, Crooks can be heard stating, “I feel crazy and I know I’m not. I tried to rape my own Read more »

Juvenile Arrested after Science Experiment Explodes

by May 3, 2013

16-year-old Kiera Wilmot was arrested at Barlow High School in Florida after she allegedly detonated a water bottle filled with “an explosive concoction of household chemicals.” The police reports states that the girl mixed aluminum foil with toilet bowl cleaner, which is known to produce a mild explosion. Although no Read more »

What are the Consequences for a Juvenile Charged with a Misdemeanor in Arizona?

by May 1, 2013

Misdemeanors are considered less-serious crimes than felonies, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t come with serious consequences. When a juvenile is adjudicated delinquent or convicted of any crime, large or small, the effects can be detrimental and long lasting. It’s even possible for charges to appear on a juvenile’s Read more »

Minor in Consumption is Most Common Juvenile Offense in Coconino County

by April 29, 2013

According to deputy public defender of the Coconino County Public Defender’s Office, Angela DeMarse, “minor in consumption is the most common offense” seen in the juvenile system in the Flagstaff area. Though many of Coconino’s minor in consumption cases involve students from Flagstaff’s Northern Arizona University, local authorities have seen Read more »

Juvenile Arrested for Indecent Exposure and Sexual Battery

by April 26, 2013

A 15-year-old boy from Ventura County, CA was arrested for indecent exposure after a woman reported that he had exposed himself to her on a residential street in the California city of Fillmore. After his arrest, detectives were also able to link the boy to two sexual battery cases which had Read more »

14-Year-Old Surprise Girl Caught Smuggling Marijuana across Border

by April 24, 2013

Back in February 2010, a 14-year-old girl from Surprise, AZ crossed the U.S./Mexico border in Columbus, New Mexico just before 7 in the morning. Border patrol agents selected the young girl for a secondary search and found over 5 pounds of weed hidden in rectangular packages in the teen’s backpack. Read more »

What Happens When a Juvenile is Charged with a Theft Crime in Arizona?

by April 22, 2013

One of the most common crimes that juveniles are charged with in Arizona is theft; this includes petty theft, shoplifting, robbery and burglary. While shoplifting and other minor theft crimes are considered as more trivial offenses, burglary and robbery are serious felonies. Oftentimes, otherwise well-behaved and law-abiding teenagers will be Read more »

The Dangers of Putting Juveniles in Solitary Confinement

by April 19, 2013

Between 20,000-80,000 prisoners are considered to be held in solitary confinement each day in the United States, a number that surpasses that in any other nation in the world. Even worse, our country has no regulations regarding minors or people with mental illness; anyone can be placed in solitary confinement Read more »

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