Category Archives: Juvenile Crimes

Like adults, juveniles can face serious punishment for crimes they commit. In the United States, a person is considered a juvenile if they are under the age of 18. For most crimes committed by minors, there is a separate court … Continue reading

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Effective January 1, 2017, there will be several new laws that address the juvenile justice system in the state of Illinois. The aim of these new laws is to help protect the rights of juveniles who are charged with criminal … Continue reading

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Last month, the Illinois Supreme Court’s Rules Committee heard a proposal which would limit the use of handcuffs and shackles on minors during juvenile delinquency cases. The current rule is not really considered a rule at all by many juvenile justice … Continue reading

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A new law regarding how juveniles are treated in the Illinois criminal court system went into effect January 1, 2016. House Bill 3718 was signed by the governor in August, after it passed both the Illinois House and Senate. The … Continue reading

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recently signed a flurry of bills into law. Among the many approved bills were several which addressed juvenile justice issues. These new laws will take effect as of January 1, 2016. The first new law addresses … Continue reading

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Despite what many oppositionists to the medical marijuana laws may claim, a new study has concluded that when a state legalizes marijuana for medicinal purposes, that change in law does not lead to increased drug use by teenagers. In the … Continue reading

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