This post about Monroe County juvenile crimes is really an addendum to an earlier entry.
I recently wrote about two students from Monroe County who were accused of weapons charges. While the news media contained details about the first offender, it said little about the second, as he was 15 years old, and therefore subject to the juvenile criminal justice system.
When juveniles under the age of 18 commit a crime they may be punished (treated) accordingly under juvenile law, which was founded upon the premise that young people (minors under the age of 18) are fundamentally different than adults, both in terms of level of responsibility and potential for rehabilitation. So, instead of being sentenced to jail like an adult would for committing the same crime, the juvenile may be ordered into juvenile detention or home arrest under strict probation. The purpose is to rehabilitate the offender.
If you are a minor and are under investigation for a crime in Monroe County, or if you are the parent of a child who has been arrested for a criminal offense in Monroe County of elsewhere in northeast PA or the Pocono Mountain region, then you should speak with a Monroe County criminal defense lawyer at Rogan Law.
An experienced defense attorney will be able to advise you about what actions to take and will explain the juvenile criminal justice system to you so that you are fully aware of what is going on at all times. Your lawyer will make sure that your rights are protected and that your best interests prioritized as your charges are resolved.
Contact aMonroe County criminal defense attorney at Rogan Law today.