If a young person gets off track and in trouble with the law, it is important that he or she is held accountable. But that accountability should be within reason. Juveniles are not the same as adults. They have not reached mental and emotional maturity, and as such, when meting out penalties to juveniles, it is best that emphasis is placed on helping them become better citizens. And to this end, incarceration often does just the opposite.
When a juvenile commits a serious criminal act, he or she should face some measure of consequences. However, often in such cases, juveniles have been handed sentences that keep them behind bars until they grow very old or even die. This course of legal action is typically not appropriate in most circumstances; at least that is what the New Jersey Supreme Court believes according to a recent ruling.
Being arrested for driving under the influence can cause you more problems than you realize. You are likely aware that you could be issued a fine or even a jail sentence for a DUI conviction. Either of these penalties can create short-term hardships. But even worse, a DUI conviction could cost you your job.
We are living in interesting times, to say the least. Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, emotions have run very high, and many people have decided to express themselves by attending protests. And it is quite likely that more protests are in the offing.
Law enforcement officials will go to great lengths to locate and prosecute individuals who are in possession of child pornography. But recently, a story has come to light that indicates that members of a federal agency are taking their investigative techniques to a new and controversial level.