A proposed court ruling that would make it state law for minors 17 and under to be charged as minors even in felony cases has been proposed, according to a recent report. Illinois state law currently deals with juvenile crime somewhat more seriously, charging 17-year-old offenders as adults in the case of felony crimes. However, many individuals see this law as unfair and are working to change it.
Two Illinois teenagers are in trouble with the law after being accused of involvement in a string of burglaries. The juvenile offense allegedly occurred when the teens entered several vehicles parked on a street in Maryville, Illinois, with the intent to commit a crime. They are now facing several charges in that incident as well as prior incidents.
An Edwardsville couple and some teenagers are facing legal trouble after a party where underage drinking was allegedly occurring. At the time of the story, two teenagers were accused of a juvenile crime and could possible later face charges.
An 18-year-old senior in Belleville, Illinois is living proof why society should not write off those that have experienced a run-in with the law and were subsequently charged with a juvenile crime at some point in their lives.