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- Michigan's MIP Law Offers Deferred Prosecution
The Michigan MIP law allows Courts to dismiss the case if the minor successfully completes a probationary period. Deferred prosecution protects the underage drinker from jail and a permanent criminal record. On the other hand, the repeat offender faces potential jail time, costly probation conditions and a mandatory license suspension.
- License Plate Decals May Limit Teen Driver Car Accidents
A study of Kyleigh's Law’s effectiveness at curbing teen driver crashes by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently revealed surprising results: the decals are working.
- CHP Investigation of Accident Causing Brain Damage
In May, 2012 a newly licensed driver hit 8 high school students in a cross walk. It was first reported that he was travelling at 50 miles per hour or more and had been known to drive at high speed up and down the street where he lives. However the actual investigation found witnesses that said the truck was actually only going 15 miles per hour when it reached the cross walk where the high school students were hit by his truck.
- Overview of New Jersey's Juvenile Justice System
What follows is a brief overview of the juvenile justice system in New Jersey. The juvenile court system in New Jersey is very different from the adult court system. In juvenile court, the defendant (a juvenile under the age of 18) has had a formal complaint signed against him or her and is being charged with "delinquency."
- Branding Young People as ‘Criminals’
Children and teens convicted of crimes face the prospect of being unfairly labeled as an offender during a time period when many experts believe their brains – and their resulting actions – are still developing. People love to classify and apply labels. It’s a natural human tendency.
- Adult Charges for Juvenile Crimes? It’s Legal in the State of Colorado
In the past month, lawmakers in the state of Colorado have vocalized concerns that too many youth are being charged as adults, and they are now trying to scale back the authority that prosecutors have in the state. Colorado prosecutors have always been able to charge juveniles as adults when they commit serious crimes because of a process called a “direct file”.
- Juvenile Crimes
If a member of your family was accused of a crime as a minor, their future could be at risk if they are convicted. Read more to learn about the juvenile court and legal process. If an individual is accused of a crime when they are under the age of 18, they will most likely be tried as a minor. They will be subject to different rules and procedures than an adult offender, but accusations are still just as serious.
- Grounds for Divorce in New York
Cruel and Inhuman Treatment - this breaks down into either physical cruelty or mental cruelty. Mental cruelty requires a course of conduct likely to have physical manifestations and physical affects upon the innocent spouse. (New York Domestic Relations Law, Section 170.1)
- Moving Out of State and Child Custody - Minnesota Parenting Time Law
Custody and Parenting Time Issues Presented - If you are facing a child custody issue due to either the custodial or the non-custodial parent moving out of state, make sure that you're on the right side of your state's child custody law and operating within the confines of your child custody agreement.
- Life in Prison Without Possibility of Parole Unconstitutional for Juvenile Non Homicide Offender
In 2010, citing the Eight Amendment’s bar against cruel and unusual punishment, the United States Supreme Court determined that the immature and potentially malleable nature of juveniles precludes a judgment that a non homicide juvenile offender will never to be fit to reenter society (Graham v. Florida (2010) __ U.S. __, 130 S.Ct. 2011).