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When are juveniles detained for crimes in Philadelphia?

Crimes are committed in Philadelphia every day. The nature of these crimes vary greatly, as does the people who commits these crimes. People of all different ages commit crimes. However, the age of the person committing the crime determines how the case will be handled by the courts. If the person is at least 18-years-old, they will go through the adult criminal justice system, but if they are under 18 they will go through the juvenile law system.

3 people charged with drug offenses in Philadelphia

There are many different illegal drugs in Philadelphia. Many people use these drugs recreationally and some have addictions to them. In order to use the drugs people must be able to get them. This means that there are many people in Philadelphia who distribute these drugs. When the distributers are caught they will face drug charges which may include serious consequences, including significant fines and mandatory jail time.

Public drunkenness and underage drinking in Philadelphia

Underage drinking in Philadelphia is a relatively common activity. There are many colleges in the area and many people that age do not think that underage drinking is that big of a deal. Also, many parents just see it as something kids that age do and do not take it seriously. However, despite the perceptions about the underage drinking, the consequences can be severe.

Protecting one's rights after a DUI in Philadelphia

The weather is getting nice in Philadelphia and, as a result, more and more people will be spending time outdoors. There are many outdoor events, concerts, sporting events and backyard barbeques. One thing that is common at most of these events is alcohol. It is not hard to have one too many when you are having a good time at a summertime event. However, those who decide to drive after drinking alcohol may be charged with a DUI.

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