The question of whether minors should be treated as adults has been debatable issue for many years. Research shows that a person’s brain is not fully developed until age 21, and as a consequence a juvenile may have poor impulse control and the inability to fully understand consequences.
Archive for August, 2010
A new trend in Arizona is courts ordering the use of alcohol sensor bracelets, as recently sported by actress Lindsey Lohan, to monitor a person’s alcohol consumption. The bracelet is being ordered in drunk driving and other alcohol-related cases.
All juveniles, adults and juveniles charged as adults who are placed on lifetime probation can petition the court to have their lifetime probation terminated. Juveniles and juveniles charged as adults may receive the benefit of their records being destroyed and expunged.
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