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Philadelphia teen faces another delay in his juvenile case


Many adults in Philadelphia have made bad decisions when they were younger. In some cases, these poor decisions do not end up harming the person or really have much of an effect on the person's life. However, some bad decisions made as a teenager can result in criminal charges. These bad decisions can have a major impact on a person's life if he or she is ultimately convicted of a crime.

What are the penalties for distributing heroin in Philadelphia?

There are many different types of drugs in Philadelphia. Each type of drug has a different effect on the body and mind. Some are also more dangerous than others for the user. As such, drugs are put into five different schedules in Pennsylvania with Schedule I being the most dangerous and Schedule V being the least dangerous. Heroin is one of the drugs in Schedule I. This drug is used every day by many people in Philadelphia and is highly addictive.

Rules for access to juvenile criminal records in Philadelphia


There are many differences between the adult criminal system and the juvenile law system in Philadelphia. Many of the crimes committed by juveniles are the same as those committed by adults, but the juvenile case is handled differently. The main difference is that the main goal of the juvenile system is rehabilitation in order to try and change a juvenile's behavior before becoming an adult.

Avoiding long-term consequences after a juvenile charge


Many juveniles in Philadelphia make poor choices. Part of it is just the process of growing up and the choices will not have a great effect on the rest of their lives. However, some of these poor choices are illegal and the juvenile may end up being charged with a juvenile offense. Even if it seems minor, having a juvenile offense on a child's record can have very serious consequences on their future.

Juvenile Justice process after being charged in Philadelphia


Juveniles in Philadelphia commit crimes every day. Some are unique to juveniles, such as curfew violations, but most of the crimes are the same types of crimes committed by adults. The juvenile justice system is different than the adult system though, and the punishments and consequences are different than those in the adult system. However, before these consequences are imposed, the juvenile must go through the juvenile justice process.

Penalties for marijuana possession in Philadelphia


There are many people in Philadelphia who smoke marijuana. It is a relatively common drug and generally thought to be not as dangerous as other drugs. However, smoking marijuana is still a crime. Just as it is illegal to use, it is also illegal to sell or grow marijuana, as well. The penalties can be fairly severe, depending on the circumstances, if one is convicted of the crime.

Philadelphia man charged with drug dealing


Drugs can be found in many places in Philadelphia. There are a large number of people who use illegal drugs and therefore there are a large number of people involved in drug dealing. Drug dealers can make some money selling drugs, but there are inherent risks in doing it, as it is illegal. If one is caught selling drugs the consequences can be very serious. Despite this, the rewards outweigh the risks for many people.

Juvenile detention rate causes concern in Pennsylvania


Juveniles, just like adults, commit crimes in Philadelphia. A teenager can be charged with drug possession, theft, assault and any other crime that adults can commit. Juvenile cases are handled slightly differently than adult cases, though. The main difference with the juvenile law system is that the goal of punishment is rehabilitation instead of punishment alone. Therefore, the punishments themselves are generally different and do not involve detention quite as often.

Collateral consequences of juvenile crimes


Many juveniles are charged with crimes in Philadelphia every year. The crimes they commit range from curfew violations to drug possession to serious felony level crimes. However, there are differences between adult court and juvenile court. For instance, the consequences are a little different in the juvenile system. The goal of the punishments is to help rehabilitate the juvenile so they do not commit the same crimes as an adult.

Man from Philadelphia allegedly in possession of marijuana


Many people in Philadelphia smoke marijuana, but may do so only for personal use and recreational purposes. A bill recently passed in Philadelphia decriminalized possession of a small amount of marijuana, so people who only smoke it recreationally will no longer have a criminal record if they are caught with marijuana for recreational use. However, possessing large amounts of marijuana or drug dealing remains a crime.

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