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Arizona is typically more lenient with juveniles than with adults when it comes to punishing them for crimes.
In the event that a minor is convicted of a crime, the state usually chooses to focus on rehabilitating the minor, as opposed to punishing him or her with time in jail.
The theory is that when a minor is rehabilitated or counseled, there is a better chance that he or she will not commit a crime again.
Punishments for Juvenile Crimes
This means that a minor may be required to attend counseling and/or perform community service.
However, minors with multiple criminal offenses on their record, or minors who are convicted of serious felony crimes, such as rape, murder, assault with a weapon, etc., can be charged as adults, sentenced to much heavier penalties, such as time in jail, a juvenile detention facility, fines, and more.
Do you or your child need help with a juvenile case? Call us today at (480) 467-4370.
Juvenile Case Proceedings in Arizona
When a juvenile is accused of a crime, the criminal process is very different. The juvenile crime is called an act of “delinquency” and requires juvenile court intervention to correct the delinquency. Juvenile courts have their own special rules, procedures, and terminology.
The following list of commonly used terms in juvenile court shows the correlation to the terminology in the adult system:
|Pre-Adjudication Hearing||Pretrial Conference|
|Found Delinquent||Convicted/Found Guilty|
How We Can Help You & Your Child
If your child has committed a crime in the greater Phoenix area, it’s vital to contact an attorney immediately, preferably before your child is questioned by police.
Seeking the counsel of an experienced defense attorney is your best chance at effectively defending your child’s case and obtaining the result you want for your child. For any type of juvenile charge, from minor in consumption to assault, the defense lawyers at JacksonWhite Law can manage your case from start to finish.
Call Jeremy Geigle today at (480) 467-4370 now for your free consultation.
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