Wisconsin teens’ murder cases may go to juvenile crimes court

Wisconsin residents have likely heard about the Slender Man criminal case that has been constantly talked about across various media outlets over the last several months. The case is regarding a victim who survived 19 stab wounds. Supposedly, two teenage girls stabbed the female victim. These two girls, both 13 years of age, are facing […]

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2 boys face juvenile crimes charges for alleged drugging, rape

It is alleged that a teenage girl in Wisconsin was drugged and then raped by a group of boys a couple of weeks ago. Authorities say that the girl ran away from her home and was at a local skate park. She was invited home by a few boys, two of whom are now facing charges […]

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Conviction for juvenile crimes do not have to ruin one’s life

It is likely that most Wisconsin residents heard about the tragic car accident that took the lives of two 12-year-old girls and left others seriously injured. Apparently, the driver and nine other individuals were crammed into a sport utility vehicle and were on their way to go swimming. The driver, now 17 years of age, […]

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Why juvenile delinquency charges need to be taken seriously

A 2015 study called “Juvenile Incarceration, Human Capital and Future Crime: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges” revealed just how negatively incarceration affects the lives of America’s youth. The authors of the study — a Brown University scholar and an MIT scholar — poured over 10 years of data pertaining to about 35,000 juvenile offenders in […]

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Changes could come to Wisconsin juvenile incarceration laws

In our last post, we discussed how the state of Wisconsin treats juvenile crimes differently from adult crimes, yet still very seriously. In this post, we will discuss how state and federal laws on juvenile incarceration could change during the current legislative session. In December, it was reported that advocates are fighting to repeal a 1996 Wisconsin law […]

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What happens to juveniles charged with crimes in Wisconsin?

This week we are going to be discussing juvenile crimes in the state of Wisconsin. Today, we will start with an overview of juvenile law in the state, including what happens to juveniles who are charged with crimes in Wisconsin. When children under the age of 17 are accused of committing crimes in Wisconsin they […]

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How can a juvenile offender have their criminal records sealed?

In the state of Wisconsin, juvenile offenders who meet certain criteria may be eligible to have their criminal case sealed, or expunged from their record. This means that the courts seal all electronic and paper documentation pertaining to your criminal case. Once your case is sealed, you are no longer required to report it on […]

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Juveniles who have been charged with drug crimes

A juvenile who is facing charges involving drugs may find dealing with the situation quite overwhelming. Not only can a drug crime conviction make it hard for a teenager to obtain school funding, but it may lead to fines, community service and even jail time. If a car or home is implicated in a felony […]

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Green Bay teens linked to a string of auto break-ins and thefts

Although teenagers are on their way to becoming responsible young adults, many of them are still in the process of learning that there can be severe consequences to some seemingly harmless acts. Experts agree that the developing teenage brain may make it hard for some adolescents to control impulsive behavior. Some believe that environmental stimuli, […]

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Teen said to endanger juvenile inmates held in solitary confinement

The teenage brain is often considered a mystery. Multiple studies prove that while the brain is continually developing throughout adolescence and into young adulthood, some areas of the brain are quicker to develop than others. Teenagers who fall victim to abuse while growing up have extended complications involving neurological development. Babies and children who are […]

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