Juvenile Crimes

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When a child under the age of 18 breaks the law in North Carolina, he or she will often be considered a “juvenile delinquent.” Under the law, this means that a minor has done something illegal.

To schedule a consultation with out experienced Raleigh Juvenile criminal defense attorney, give us a call at (919) 805-3663 or contact us online today.

Understanding Juvenile Delinquent Acts

When a minor commits a criminal offense, it is considered a delinquent act rather than a traditional crime. Understanding the different types of delinquent acts and the potential consequences is crucial for both parents and juveniles facing legal issues. Our experienced Raleigh juvenile criminal defense lawyers can provide guidance and representation for delinquent acts such as:

  • Shoplifting
  • Vandalism
  • Underage drinking
  • Drug possession
  • Assault

It's important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to protect your child's future and ensure they receive fair treatment within the juvenile justice system. Contact our team at Floyd Law Offices PLLC for personalized legal support and advocacy.

Delinquent Acts

Instead of referring to a juvenile’s transgression as a “crime” the law instead refers to them as “delinquent acts.” There are two types of delinquent acts:

  • Acts that would not be a crime if committed by an adult, such as truancy; these are also called age-related or status offenses
  • Acts that would be considered a crime if committed by an adult, such as robbery or vandalism

Juvenile Justice

Some minors who commit certain crimes may qualify to participate in North Carolina’s Juvenile Justice program, rather than going through juvenile court. A division of the Department of Public Safety, Juvenile Justice is designed to aid at-risk youth and prevent further criminal acts. The program includes education, assessment, and treatment for children between the ages of 6 and 15, as well as their families.

Trying Juveniles

If the offense is serious enough to warrant a court action, the juvenile will go through the juvenile court system, which is vastly different from the system for adults. For example, instead of being arrested and put in jail, minors are detained in a juvenile correction facility.

Most juveniles are tried as children through the juvenile court system. However, older juveniles who commit very serious offenses may be tried as adults. 

To schedule a consultation with out experienced Raleigh Juvenile criminal defense attorney, give us a call at (919) 805-3663 or contact us online today.

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