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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.

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 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.

Police chase teen through SEPTA station in Philadelphia


There are many juveniles who are accused of crimes each year in Philadelphia. These offenses can range from curfew violations and drug possession all the way to assaults and even murder. Many times these juveniles get in trouble with the law without thinking about the circumstances. However, the long-term consequences can be severe and often have a drastic effect on a young person's life.

Two teenagers outside Philadelphia charged with drug possession


Many teenagers in Philadelphia get themselves into trouble. Sometimes this means that they broke certain rules at home and face punishments from their parents. Other times they break the law and many times face consequences both at home and in the juvenile justice system. These crimes can vary from curfew violations to drug possession to assaults. Sometimes the immediate consequences do not seem that severe, but juvenile convictions can have long-term consequences for teenagers.

New mentoring program designed to curb repeat juvenile offenders


The goal for most juveniles in Philadelphia is to become productive members of society as an adult. Many make mistakes along the way though. That is how many of them learn. However, some make bigger mistakes than others and end up committing crimes, such as drug possession. If they are caught they will have to answer for their actions in the juvenile justice system. If they are convicted of the crimes they may face serious consequences that go beyond the punishment given to them by the court.

Twelve-year-old students accused of dealing sleeping pills


Kids in Philadelphia get into trouble for various things each day. Many times they are not doing anything illegal and simply breaking the rules at home or school. However, other times, a child not only breaks the rules, but also breaks the law. Certain activities, like drug possession, will result in a punishment at home or school and may also result in a criminal charge against the child. If the child is formally charged, then they must go through the juvenile law system to determine their punishment.

Minor criminal juvenile offenses can have unexpected consequences


There are many decisions that young people in Philadelphia make every day without thinking. Many of these decisions are harmless, but some will result in consequences that will stay with them for a long time. Sometimes they know what they are doing is illegal, such as underage drinking, fighting or drug possession, but they do not think that it is a big deal, since they see many people doing the same thing. However, if they are convicted on a charge arising out of these decisions, it can have long-term consequences.

Four juveniles charged after fight on train


Many crimes are committed in the Philadelphia area each year, and both adults and juveniles commit these crimes. Some of the crimes committed by juveniles can only be committed by people under a certain age, such as curfew violations or underage drinking. However, juveniles can also be charged with the same crimes as adults. These crimes can include assaults, drug possession, weapon possession and even murder. How the charges are handled is slightly different in the juvenile justice system, but the crimes are still the same.

Philadelphia teenager charged with bringing gun to school


Teenagers in Philadelphia often can become bored or curious and want to try something new. Many times in these situations they make rash decisions without thinking about the consequences. They partake in underage drinking or experiment with different drugs. Teenagers also sometimes get in fights to resolve their differences and may bring a gun to these fights without thinking about the serious consequences that can stem from that decision.

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