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Appealing A Juvenile Adjudication

A juvenile defendant has the right to appeal an adjudication of delinquency and to have a higher court review an adjudication of delinquency for possible errors, just as an adult would be able to appeal a conviction. At one time in or country’s history, the legal system…
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Juvenile Vandalism Charges

What may seem like nothing more than a prank to a young person may result in charges of vandalism, with potential penalties of confinement to a juvenile detention facility, heavy fines, restitution, years of probation and more. Vandalism, also called criminal damage, is the…
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Juveniles Facing Gun Charges

Violation of Arizona’s gun laws is a serious matter and one that could interfere with your child’s future when applying for scholarships, jobs, or military service. It is extremely important that the child receives the best defense available and that the case be kept in the…
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Juveniles Charged With Misdemeanors

When your child is facing juvenile delinquency misdemeanor charges, it is of utmost importance that you get an effective defense lawyer. The effects of being adjudicated delinquent or convicted of any crime can be long lasting and possibly permanent. Sometimes charges…
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Juveniles Charged With Selling Drugs

Selling drugs is a more serious crime than possession, and the usual penalties vary according to the type of drug and the quantity. Marijuana is somewhat less serious than dangerous narcotics and amphetamines. Fortunately, the focus of the juvenile justice system in Arizona is…
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Defense For Juvenile Felony Charges

The justice process for juveniles facing felony charges in Arizona is much different from the adult justice system. Sentencing is often less harsh for juveniles and is focuses mainly on rehabilitation rather than punishment. Cases for juvenile delinquent felony charges are…
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Juveniles Facing Assault Charges

Assault involves a violent act against another person, including verbal, physical, or sexual assault, whether threatened or attempted. While assault does not technically include the physical beating or striking of another, most juvenile assault charges are accompanied by…
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Juvenile Burglary In The Arizona Courts

In Arizona, burglary is defined as the act of entering the property of another person while intending to partake in theft or any other felony once on the property. When juveniles are charged with burglary, the case may be heard in the juvenile courts or, depending on the…
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Juvenile Robbery

Robbery is a class 4 felony that occurs when a person uses force or threatens a property owner in the course of taking property from that owner. It is considered a violent crime, different from other types of theft, and is a very serious offense which may result in harsh…
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Defacing Property

Purposeful defacing of private and public property belonging to someone else with malicious intent to destroy it or diminish its value is also called vandalism. Included under the blanket definition of the term ‘vandalism’ are graffiti, smashing mailboxes, keying cars, and…
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Arizona Attorney Jeremy Geigle Is A Dedicated Advocate for Juvenile Defendents

Children and adolescents are not adults; they lack the mature judgment of an adult. In establishing a separate juvenile justice system, the State of Arizona recognized that when juveniles use poor judgment, make mistakes, and break…
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Juveniles Facing Gang Related Charges

Gang membership and associated gang-related violence pose a serious risk to young people, who typically want to belong somewhere. The juvenile justice system faces the problem of balancing public safety with intervention and accountability when defendants under 18 face…
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Juvenile Theft Crimes

Many of the young people that we at Jackson White Law represent have been accused of theft, ranging from shoplifting to the more serious crimes of burglary and robbery. It is not uncommon for adolescents and teens who are normally well-behaved to give in to peer pressure…
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Arizonas Juvenile Court System

The juvenile court system in Arizona was created with the understanding that children and adolescents who engage in illegal activities are developmentally different from adult criminals. By creating a separate court system for young offenders, Arizona recognized that…
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Defense Of Juveniles Facing Rape Charges In Arizona

Sex crimes are among the most serious offenses that a juvenile may face in Arizona. These are high-stakes cases that have a high potential for false allegations and serious consequences for the accused youth. The term “rape”…
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Juvenile Murder And Homicide Defense In Arizona

In Arizona, juveniles are generally treated with more leniency than adults; however, minors over the age of 14 charged with a serious violent crime such as murder may be tried in the adult system and risk lengthy and severe sentences. Although the Supreme Court has ruled…
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Drug Possession

Many Americans experiment with recreational drugs in their adolescent and teen years. Our three most recent presidents have admitted to using marijuana, and it didn’t hold them back –because they didn’t get caught. But that is poor consolation if your son or daughter is…
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Juvenile Physical Assault

Physical assault occurs when a person physically attacks another person or threatens to harm them. Physical assault may or may not involve a weapon. It is a violent crime and juveniles who are charged with physical assault may be transferred into the adult legal system…
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