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There are separate courts, institutions, and rules governing the juvenile
process; and generally the juvenile court system will make every effort to
rehabilitate the juvenile, rather than choose incarceration. In
extreme cases such as murder, kidnapping, arson and rape a juvenile is tried as an adult. The courts may hold a "fitness hearing" to decide
whether or not to transfer the juvenile to the adult court system. The court
will base its decision based on the following factors:
1. The seriousness of the offense
2. The child's criminal sophistication
3. Previous offenses
4. Previous attempts to rehabilitate the offender
5. The court's belief that future attempts at rehabilitation will be
Even though many of the laws governing juveniles differ from adult laws, the
rights of juveniles are the same.
1. You must be read your Miranda rights if you are placed under arrest.
2. You have the right to have an attorney present during questioning
3. You have the right to know the exact charges prior to going to court
4. You have the right to protect yourself against self-incrimination
5. You have the right confront your accuser and examine any witnesses
6. You have the right to appeal the court's decision
7. You do not however, have the right to a jury trial in
If you find yourself in a situation involving law enforcement, it is extremely
important to remember the following:
1. You do not have to submit to a search unless you have actually been placed
under arrest. If the police ask you for permission to search -- respectfully
2. Do not resist arrest.
3. Do not volunteer any information.
4. Do not answer any questions other than your name, address and phone number.
5. Call your parents immediately.
6. Insist that your parents and an attorney be present before answering any
7. Do not discuss your case with anyone other than your attorney.
Most importantly, never attempt to represent yourself in court. Your rights
must be protected even though you are a "juvenile". Call an attorney
who is experienced in the intricacies of juvenile law and make sure you get
expert representation before proceeding.
All juvenile crimes, either felony or misdemeanor, are very serious charges and
can carry life changing consequences. If you or someone you know has been
arrested, or is being investigated for a crime, you need advice from an
experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Protect your rights and your freedom....A childhood mistake or error in judgment should
not impair a child's future...protect your child's future.