Juvenile and Adult Crimes
American InterContinental University
This essay will focus on specialized juvenile justice’s cases, particularly in the cases of Mrs.I’s son who was arrested for driving without a license and crashing into a storefront. How the lawyer will respond to Mrs. I. What steps the lawyer will take to defend Mrs. I’s son and opinion of the judge and how the judge would sentence the case.
There have been numerous cases of car theft and careless driving in United States. With effective criminal justice in US, these felonies have not failed to be punished. The judgment on these cases has seen most culprits get ...view middle of the document...
Does this child deserve to undergo all these punishments? No, this teenager does not have to bear all these penalties at this young age.
Children are important to the society. They assure the community of a better future as we aspire that they will be the future leaders. Every effort must be made to ensure that they are properly nurtured to become the best leaders of this world (Prontes, 2012). Sentencing a youngster who is 15 years to six years in prison would mean that the adolescent would be liberated when he is an emerging adult who has had good relation with dangerous criminals (Prontes, 2012). This emerging adult would confidently start practicing crime out of prison. As an attorney, I would ensure that every stage in the juvenile justice system is adhered to ensure that the adolescent gets justice.
I would ensure proper procedures were observed when arresting the juvenile delinquent. The law enforcer who apprehends the youngster must prove that he/she witnessed the adolescent’s act(s) (Robert, 2009). If not, he/she should have strong evidence to prove that the youngster is responsible for stealing the car as well as crushing it on a storefront. Furthermore, if the police officer does not have any of mentioned requirements, then he/she must have a court order that states that the adolescent should be apprehended (Martin, 2005). During the arrest, the officers should also not ill-treat the child. If one of these requirements was observed by the law enforcer(s), then the case would proceed to the next stage.
The step that follows an arrest is the filing of delinquency petition. The court gives a verdict on whether Mrs.I’s son be confined in detention center or be released to a custodian. I would ask the court to release the juvenile to a custodian so that he may have the liberty to do some of his activities as the case proceeds. In this stage, the jurors may choose to adjourn the prosecution, but they are restricted to reschedule the prosecution within 180 days. I would recommend to the court to defer the prosecution so that I get time to analyze the content of the case and collect enough evidence (Martin, 2005).
If the delinquency request is filed, the officer in charge of the case may decide to file a recommendation to waiver the case to a criminal court. However, the success of this recommendation will rely on a number of factors. First, the magnitude of the offense presumed to have performed by Mrs.I’s son would be considered. Second, the court will consider the history of the participation of the youngster in felonious activities as well as level of criminal erudition portrayed by him (Martin, 2005). Furthermore, the jurors will determine if the earlier efforts to rehabilitate the adolescent were fruitful and whether he can reform before the juvenile justice system jurisdiction terminates. I would request the court not to waiver the junior to an adult court because according to Mrs.I, the son had no history...