What is juvenile delinquency?
What is juvenile delinquency? Juvenile delinquency in Pennsylvania is akin to being found guilty in the adult system. The juvenile system is set up in Pennsylvania to treat juvenile offenders differently than they would adult offenders under the criminal justice system. Ultimately, if a child is deemed delinquent in the juvenile system, they are found guilty of whatever charges are alleged to have committed.
Here at Ciccarelli Law Offices, we try to avoid that ultimate adjudication of delinquency. If a child is found to be delinquent, it can affect many things. For example, enrollment in college, financial aid, employment, and issues wherever they are currently enrolled in school. While it may seem less serious than the adult system, it is can have repercussions down the line that impact the juvenile offender as an adult.
Have you or a loved one been accused of juvenile delinquency? Here at Ciccarelli Law Offices, we have a team of experienced attorneys who are familiar with both the adult and juvenile system. We can help you and your loved ones through the process. And we can help you avoid all those issues that come along with being called delinquent.