The Consequences for Juveniles

The Consequences for Juveniles

With Halloween approaching, it is important to make sure that no one gets too carried away with their pranks. Taking a prank too far is a great way to get arrested. When an adult does something that is against the law, they are arrested and taken to jail until their trial. When someone under the age of 18 is arrested, something else happens.

Juveniles are not typically taken into custody, unless they committed a very serious crime. Instead, juveniles are usually released back to the custody of their parents. However, this is not to say that they do not receive any type of punishment. Just like adults, juveniles will have a trial to determine their guilt, and if found guilty, what their punishment will be.

Unlike adult trials, juvenile trials are much shorter. They do not involve a jury...