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Category: Juvenile Crimes

Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center – Durango

Posted on January 26, 2022 in Juvenile Crimes

Do you have an upcoming hearing at the Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center – Durango? In this blog, Phoenix criminal defense attorney Craig Orent discusses what you should know before you go. In Maricopa County, there are two main juvenile court centers. There is the Durango Juvenile Court Center, and there is the Juvenile Court…
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What Are Juvenile Crimes?

Posted on April 25, 2018 in Juvenile Crimes

Though youth crime has gone down in the last few decades, it is still a serious problem in the United States. Committing juvenile crimes may impact a young person’s life for decades after the incident occurred. Numerous factors contribute to a teenager committing a crime, but the first step to reducing the number of juvenile…
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What are Some Examples of Juvenile Crimes?

Posted on February 28, 2018 in Crime,Juvenile Crimes

It’s an unfortunate fact in Arizona, and around the nation, that juveniles can and do commit almost all the same crimes as adults. The difference is in how the court system handles them. What Is a Juvenile Crime? The term juvenile crime refers to any crime committed by a person who is under 18 and…
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How Dangerous Is It To Use a Fake ID in Phoenix?

Posted on July 17, 2017 in Crime,Juvenile Crimes

Using a fake identification card as a teen can seem relatively harmless – especially if “everyone is doing it” – until offenders realize the full implications of this illegal action. Using false identification for any purpose, even for an attempt at underage drinking, is a crime. Young people facing criminal charges for possessing or attempting…
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Can the Police Question a Minor Before Contacting Their Parents in Phoenix?

Posted on January 6, 2017 in Juvenile Crimes

Interactions between police officers and youths often raise certain questions of consent and parental rights. Parents may feel that officers have infringed upon their rights and the rights of their minor child when police question a child before notifying the parents. It often feels like police officers take advantage of nervous, scared, or unsuspecting minors…
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Arizona State is the Sixth Most Dangerous College Campus

Posted on September 27, 2016 in Juvenile Crimes

  College can be a dangerous time for students—especially in the top 10 most dangerous campuses in America. Crime Watch Daily analyzed the number of reported aggravated assaults, motor vehicle thefts, sex offenses, burglaries, arsons, robberies, and murders across colleges in the U.S. in 2013 and compiled a list of America’s 10 most-dangerous campuses. Arizona…
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Cigarette Smoking and Minors: What’s The Law?

Posted on June 30, 2016 in Drugs,Juvenile Crimes

Arizona minors smoking cigarettes poses a compelling threat on their health. The National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids (NCTFK) estimates that 22,000 minors become new smokers in Arizona each year. As adults, we know that cigarettes are connected to long-term health problems and cancer, so rates have been declining in recent years. Youth consumption of tobacco…
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Underage Drinking Exceptions: How Do State Laws Vary on Underage Drinking?

Posted on February 19, 2016 in Juvenile Crimes

In the United States, general alcohol laws prevent individuals under the age of 21 from purchasing or consuming alcohol. However, 45 states have underage drinking exceptions. Five states, Arkansas, Alabama, New Hampshire, West Virginia, and Idaho, have no exceptions. You may wonder what exactly individuals under 21 can do legally. Before you let teens have…
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“Disturbing the Peace” – How the Arizona Justice System Looks at Young Offenders

Posted on January 28, 2016 in Juvenile Crimes

Does disturbing the peace become a criminal offense when you have your music too loud at 3:00 AM or does it take more serious disturbances to turn it into a criminal matter? Many people aren’t quite sure how arresting officers qualify a “disturbing the peace” offense. Here’s some information to clarify the laws. What Does…
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