Category Archives: Juvenile crime

Bills in Progress to Raise Adult Criminal Age to 18

It is fascinating to consider the age at which people consider teens to be adults. In the many states in the United States, one can drive a car on an interstate highway at 16, vote, go to war and die for your country at 18, but you must be 21 to enjoy a glass of […]

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Judge’s Tough Love Changes Troubled Teens Lives

The term “juvenile delinquent” is probably every parent’s worst nightmare. After all, we love our kids. We want good things for them, and we want them to succeed in life. So the thought of watching them derail before they’ve even reached adulthood is heartbreaking to us parents. And it’s no different in Georgia for Bibb […]

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Decriminalizing Minor in Possession Laws?

Senate Bill Referred to House Committee   Back in June of 2015, we told you about a senate bill that had been introduced by Senator Rick Jones, which proposed to modify the penalties surrounding minor in possession laws in Michigan. But while the wheels of the law grind slowly indeed, that bill finally passed the Michigan […]

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Kids Lead Police on Wild Car Chase

8 and 13 year old Taken Into Custody When a Macomb County Sheriff’s Deputy received a warning from dispatch that there was a car speeding and swerving on the highway, he assumed what any other officer would assume in that instance. That it was a drunk or drugged driver behind the wheel. But he couldn’t […]

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Arrested for Transporting Juvenile Runaway

Juvenile Runaway Taken Over State Lines Thomas Edmiston, an 18-year-old teenager from Tennessee, is facing charges here in Michigan for transporting an underaged runaway across state lines. In reality, while their ages make one of them guilty and one of them a “victim” in the eyes of the law, both teens conspired via Facebook, to […]

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Michigan’s Juvenile Justice System

New Legislation Would Raise the Juvenile Age  Current Michigan law considers defendants aged 17 and up to be adults. And they are prosecuted as such. But a new 20 bill package currently being considered by legislators would change that, raising the juvenile age to 18 across the state.

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Judge Refuses to Overturn Jamarion Lawhorn Conviction

Jamarion Lawhorn to be Sentenced November 4 13-year-old Jamarion Lawhorn’s defense attorney stood before a judge recently and explained why he believed that Jamarion’s conviction should be thrown out. BUt the judge, as it turns out, didn’t agree.

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Teen Posing as FBI Agent Charged

  It is a widely celebrated fact that children play pretend games. From “pirates” and “princesses” to “cops and robbers” or “ninja turtles”, the repertoire is huge. But there comes a time in life when pretend games stop being acceptable and start getting you into trouble. Especially the “cops” part of “cops and robbers”, as […]

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Michigan Minor in Possession Law

New Legislation Would Make Minor in Possession a Fine Instead of a Crime Senator Rick Jones has introduced a bill that aims to modify the penalties young people encounter when drinking under the legal age of 21. Should SB 0332 get passed, the charge of ‘minor in possession would be amended from a punishable crime […]

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Comstock High School Students Get Jail Sentences

Lacrosse Players Trashed Teacher’s House These seven Comstock Park high schoolers wouldn’t be the first teens to make dumb choices under the influence of alcohol. Nor would they be the first to vent their frustrations against a teacher in an immature and poorly-thought-out way. But perhaps courtesy of one judge’s refusal to let them walk […]

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