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Juvenile Attorney West Palm Beach | Common Juvenile Crimes, Offenses, and Violations

Juvenile crime is one of the nation’s most prominent problems. According to a recent survey for a research institute called The Conference Board, crime and drug abuse are rated first and third as the biggest concerns among Americans. Juvenile arrests are on the rise due to increased youth violence and are becoming a national concern. Juvenile crimes may include vandalism, underage drinking, shoplifting, or graffiti charges. If you are accused of a juvenile crime, the next step you should take is to hire a juvenile attorney West Palm Beach to represent you in court.

Categories of Juvenile Delinquency

  • Status Offenses – Offenses that are only classified as such because one is a minor. This is dealt with by the juvenile courts.
  • Delinquency – Crimes committed by minors which are dealt with by the justice system and by the juvenile courts.
  • Criminal Behavior – Crimes dealt with by the criminal justice system.

Why Children/Minors Commit Crime

There are factors that affect a child or a minor’s behavior that leads them to commit crimes. The two largest predictors of juvenile delinquency are parenting style (permissive, authoritarian, neglectful, and indulgent parenting) and peer influence.

Types of Juvenile Crimes and Offenses

  • Theft/Larceny
  • Vandalism
  • Alcohol Offenses
  • Simple Assault or Battery
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • And much more

Why a Juvenile Attorney West Palm Beach is Necessary

Most juveniles and even adults, do not know what to expect when they get involved in the criminal justice system. An arrest would make them feel devastated. Parents need to understand how the court defines the term juvenile and the differences between a juvenile lawyer and one who defends adults. Criminal charges can cause difficulty for a minor in multiple areas such as being accepted to college, getting a job, and completing school. A juvenile attorney has expertise in dealing with juvenile legal matters and to represent juvenile cases in court.

Need the Assistance of a Juvenile Attorney?

If you are being charged with a juvenile crime, never represent yourself in court. Hire a juvenile attorney West Palm Beach to represent you instead. Reach out to David Olson Law today for any legal assistance, advice, and guidance with your juvenile crime issues.

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