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Teenager arrested for Broward County burglaries

Every parent knows the teenage years are difficult. Teenagers are in the process of learning how to be mature, responsible adults, but they often make mistakes along the way. They are vulnerable to peer pressure, and when they fall in with the wrong crowd that can sometimes lead to an encounter with the criminal justice system.

Teenager arrested for Broward County burglaries


Every parent knows the teenage years are difficult. Teenagers are in the process of learning how to be mature, responsible adults, but they often make mistakes along the way. They are vulnerable to peer pressure, and when they fall in with the wrong crowd that can sometimes lead to an encounter with the criminal justice system.

Broward County aims to reduce teenager arrests


For too many kids, a juvenile arrest is the first step toward becoming a repeat offender and eventually encountering the adult criminal justice system. Now Broward County law enforcement agencies are taking concrete steps to reverse that trend. The County has initiated a civil citation system for juveniles that will eliminate arrests for a number of nonviolent misdemeanors.

Broward County aims to reduce teenager arrests

For too many kids, a juvenile arrest is the first step toward becoming a repeat offender and eventually encountering the adult criminal justice system. Now Broward County law enforcement agencies are taking concrete steps to reverse that trend. The County has initiated a civil citation system for juveniles that will eliminate arrests for a number of nonviolent misdemeanors.

3 juveniles charged with trashing Deerfield Beach school


When kids grow up without a sense of belonging to a community, and interact with the world primarily through a computer screen, they can become alienated. And sometimes that sense of alienation, of not belonging, results in mindless violence. That may have been a factor in a recent incident in which three juveniles were arrested and charged with vandalizing a private school in Deerfield Beach.

3 juveniles charged with trashing Deerfield Beach school

When kids grow up without a sense of belonging to a community, and interact with the world primarily through a computer screen, they can become alienated. And sometimes that sense of alienation, of not belonging, results in mindless violence. That may have been a factor in a recent incident in which three juveniles were arrested and charged with vandalizing a private school in Deerfield Beach.

Juvenile law in Florida set to change after Supreme Court ruling

Florida criminal courts may be in for some major adjustments after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. In contrast with Florida law, the high court held that mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of homicide are unconstitutional. Florida is one of 28 states that have such statutes in place regarding juvenile crimes, and the Supreme Court's recent ruling may have a widely felt impact on the juvenile law system in our state.

Juvenile law in Florida set to change after Supreme Court ruling

Florida criminal courts may be in for some major adjustments after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. In contrast with Florida law, the high court held that mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of homicide are unconstitutional. Florida is one of 28 states that have such statutes in place regarding juvenile crimes, and the Supreme Court's recent ruling may have a widely felt impact on the juvenile law system in our state.

Final teen defendant in Deerfield burning goes to trial

When a Florida resident is accused of committing a violent crime, the case is likely to go to trial. One recent series of linked cases in Broward County has gotten a lot of media attention, and we previously discussed the accusations in question as they relate to juvenile law.

Final teen defendant in Deerfield burning goes to trial

When a Florida resident is accused of committing a violent crime, the case is likely to go to trial. One recent series of linked cases in Broward County has gotten a lot of media attention, and we previously discussed the accusations in question as they relate to juvenile law.

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