The typical scenario of a juvenile arrest

Shepard Kopp, Esq. Criminal Defense Attorney, explains what happens most commonly happens following a juvenile's arrest and charging with crimes
The Typical Scenario And Proceedures Of A Juvenile Arrest
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The typical scenario of a juvenile arrest

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The good news about the variety of the types of offenses that juveniles can be arrested and charged with is that most of them tend to be less serious. Most of the offenses are trespassing, graffiti, vandalism, curfew violations, possession of small amounts of marijuana, or possession of alcohol by a minor, sometimes minors in possession of fake ids. And for those offenses, most of the time unless they are repeat offenders, they are going to be kept out of the formal court system. There is going to be some sort of informal diversion process that will exist, so that they don't have a criminal record for these minor offenses. Now, of course, if they keep racking up these same offenses over and over, ultimately they are going to be charged formally and they are going to go in front of a judge in a court somewhere.

Shepard Kopp, Esq. Criminal Defense Attorney, explains what happens most commonly happens following a juvenile's arrest and charging with crimes

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Shepard Kopp, Esq

Criminal Defense Attorney

Shepard Kopp represents individuals and businesses in state and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions. In 16 years as a criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Kopp has tried over 110 cases to juries in state and federal courts, and has won more than 90% of those trials. Educated at Dartmouth College and the University of California's Hastings College of Law, Mr. Kopp has spent his entire professional career as a criminal defense attorney. He is passionate about vindicating the rights of the accused. This passion, dedication, and talent led to Mr. Kopp's recognition by "Super Lawyers" as a Rising Star in 2004, and as a "Super Lawyer" in 2006.

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