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The Law and Juvenile Crimes
In Wisconsin, juvenile courts deal with many of the same crimes that adult courts handle. However, when the defendant is under 17 years old, the charges are known as “juvenile delinquency.” Common juvenile delinquency charges include the following:
- Drunk driving: DWI, OWI, OWI
- Shoplifting, theft, burglary, and other property crimes
- Drug crimes: Posession, sale, trafficking, or transport of cocaine, methamphetamine (a.k.a. Crystal meth), THC, cocaine, MDMA, heroin, or marijuana
- Sex crimes: Statutory rape, or consensual sex with a minor
- Simple battery, aggravated battery, domestic assault and battery
A conviction can make the child’s parents liable for up to $10,000. But having a Wisconsin juvenile court conviction on your record can cause even greater problems in the future. For example, a conviction of a juvenile drug crime can make a child ineligible for financial aid for college.
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