Play fight leads to death of girl in care of juvenile brother

Juveniles are often influenced by the things they see on TV and in their homes, and may be unable to distinguish reality from fantasy. Children in Wisconsin who are under a certain age may not have the reasoning ability to determine when they should follow the example of an older role model, and when they […]

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Teenager accused of murdering two adopted brothers

When a juvenile is charged in a crime, there may be extra steps taken to protect the accused and their family members, if they are legally considered a minor by the state in which the crime occurs. In cases of juvenile crimes, prosecutors in Wisconsin may choose to make an argument for trying the juvenile […]

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Supreme Court ruling offers new hope of appeal for some convicts

The state of Wisconsin has laws in place that protect the privacy and safety of juveniles when they commit a crime, or are accused of committing a crime. Because juvenile crimes are often committed before the person is old enough or mature enough to understand the consequences of their actions, there are often limits on […]

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Girl’s parents feel teen boys should face serious charges

The laws in Wisconsin are set up in a way that juveniles are treated differently than adults. This is based on the fact that juveniles often don’t fully understand the consequences of their actions, and rehabilitation may be enough to help them lead fulfilling lives in the future. Juvenile crimes are also kept private in […]

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Teen escaped from juvenile facility involved in fatal crash

Juveniles that are accused of crimes are protected under laws in most states because they may not be able to understand the consequences of their actions. Those who have repeated arrests for juvenile crimes may be placed in a facility to either protect them or serve their time for the crime committed. When a juvenile […]

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