Juvenile Offenses Attorney in Martinsville, Indiana
Helping Families Navigate the Juvenile Court System
Juvenile crime includes any crime that is committed by a child (juvenile) who is under the age of 18.
The juvenile court system is civil rather than criminal. Juveniles are usually accused of committing a delinquent act, rather than being formally charged. The juvenile court can decide what the best punishment is for the child, which can range from a lecture to confinement in a juvenile detention facility.
Children ages seven and younger are generally deemed incapable of committing a crime, since they are too young to fully understand the difference between right and wrong. However, young children may be held liable for committing the crime of homicide. Children committing a certain offense over the age of 14 or repeat felony offenders can be tried in the adult criminal justice system.
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If your child is facing a juvenile offense, please act in his/her best interest and consult with an attorney immediately. These matters can have long-term impacts on the child’s life. Contact Attorney Dakota Vanleeuwen by calling or filling out our online contact form