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Posts tagged "Juvenile Crimes"

Juvenile crimes: Teenager allegedly pays for murder of parents

The parents of a Florida teenager are pressing charges after learning that their daughter planned to pay someone to kill them. The 17-year-old girl was arrested for juvenile crimes and charged with attempted murder. A police affidavit indicates that the teenager planned to pay for the killings with money she allegedly stole from her parents.

Teen accused of juvenile crimes after threats to shoot up school

The texted threats sent on a group chat recently were the fourth such incidents in Florida within one month. A 16-year-old girl is being held in a facility for those suspected of juvenile crimes. According to the arrest record, a high school student threatened to shoot up a Catholic School where her younger sister goes. Reportedly, she used her sister's phone and did not realize that she sent the text out on a group chat.

Juvenile crimes: Teen accused of murder might be charged as adult

The Florida juvenile justice system aims to rehabilitate teens younger than 18 years. The courts work with various other authorities to establish rehabilitation plans instead of punishing perpetrators of juvenile crimes. However, exceptions exist, and prosecutors are allowed to charge minors in adult court under circumstances that involve specific felonies.

Is your child facing juvenile crimes charges?

When parents in Florida learn that their teenage child is arrested and accused of taking part in criminal activities, they will naturally be concerned. They will likely have questions about the law and the proceedings that will follow. They might find comfort in learning that, when the Florida justice system deals with juvenile crimes, the aim is to rehabilitate instead of punish the children. This is a collaboration between juvenile courts, law enforcement, defense attorneys and prosecutors, along with the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Juvenile crimes charges: Can exculpatory evidence help?

Teenagers in Florida can get up to all kinds of mischief during the summer break. Sometimes, what starts as mischief leads to crime, and before long, they face juvenile crimes charges. The accused teens will likely realize the gravity of the situation and seek legal counsel immediately.

It's not just juvenile crimes that spike in summer

According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, crime rates nationwide, including Florida, spike during the warmer months each year. Although some people may think that juvenile crimes during the summer break cause this increase, they are not the only reason. The study shows that while the overall crime rates have decreased significantly over the years, the seasonal spike continues, showing an increase of up to 12% each summer.

Escaped teens accused of committing juvenile crimes

Following an investigation in Orlando, Florida police arrested three teenagers -- two of whom had apparently escaped from a Fort Myers halfway house. Reportedly, two youths, ages 15 and 18, escaped and traveled to Orlando in a stolen vehicle where they met up with the twin brother of the 18-year-old. The three teens then allegedly engaged in several juvenile crimes in Orlando.

3 Cape Coral teenagers arrested for juvenile theft

Following an investigation that continued for longer than a month, Cape Coral police arrested the third of three Florida teenagers who allegedly broke into vehicles and then went for joyrides. Among other charges, they are now facing charges of juvenile theft. The alleged theft of a pickup truck in December gave rise to the launch of the investigation.

Juvenile crimes: 3 teens charged with murder after fatal shooting

When teenagers are arrested for crimes committed in Florida, they will likely consider their defense options to limit the damage convictions can do to their futures. In Florida, crimes committed by teens under the age of 19 are regarded as juvenile crimes. However, legal counsel is crucial, especially if the crimes include homicide.

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