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  • About First Offender Programs
      by HG.org

    First offender Programs are alternative sentencing program that take into consideration the negative consequences associated with a criminal history. They often allow a person who has committed a crime a preferable alternative to the normal conviction process, provided that the individual completes certain requirements.

  • Are Arrest Records Public?
      by HG.org

    Arrest records contain information about a person who is arrested and the incident that led to the arrest. They also sometimes describe the victim of the crime. Whether they are public record depends on state law and the circumstances surrounding the arrest.

  • Teens and the Pressures of Underage Drinking

    As young adults, teens are under a great deal of pressure to make decisions that can impact their future.

  • Life Without Parole For Juvenile Offenders

    On March 23, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided to once again consider arguments in a case concerning life sentences for juvenile offenders.

  • Criminal Mischief Offenses in Florida

    Criminal Mischief is, for all intents and purposes, "vandalism". In Florida, this property crime may be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the extent of damage, the nature of the property involved, and whether the accused person has prior convictions for the same offense.

  • Juvenile Weapons Possession

    All states throughout the country have their own specific gun control laws that coincide with a set of penalties.

  • Underage Drinking Liability: Illinois House Bill 4745

    Minor in possession. Open container violations. Driving under the influence. Minors are particularly susceptible to committing these alcohol-related crimes in peer-driven situations while still underage. Some parents have resigned to the fact that their children will drink regardless of their efforts, and will do everything they can to keep them safe—even if that means breaking the law themselves.

  • Seeking Youthful Offender Status in Alabama

    The criminal justice system can be harsh, but some states allow juveniles to face relaxed penalties. In Alabama, a person younger than 21 years old facing criminal charges can seek a youthful offender status. This could mean fewer penalties and the possibility of having a clean criminal record.

  • How to Seal a Juvenile Record
      by HG.org

    Because courts and legislators recognize that minors sometimes lack judgment skills and may have indiscretions in their youth, juveniles are sometimes permitted to seal criminal juvenile records. By sealing or expunging their records, juveniles may be able to get a fresh start when they become adults.

  • Risk Factors for Criminal Behavior Peer Rejection

    It has been continually shown over the years by developmental psychologists that a child’s peer relationships are essential in proper emotional and social development of an individual. Around the time of puberty, these adolescents begin to become more susceptible to the influence of their friends, and less susceptible to the influence of family or parents.

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