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Juvenile crimes indecent assault

An adjudication for juvenile crimes such as indecent assault can have serious repercussions. juvenile sex crimes The criminal justice system for juveniles or anyone under the age of eighteen is separate from the system that adults go through. The juvenile courts often focus on rehabilitation rather than simple punishment, and they try to avoid incarceration unless absolutely necessary. One situation where incarceration maybe used is when the person under the age of eighteen commits the act of indecent assault. The act of indecent assault is defined under section 3126 of the Pa criminal code. It states that an individual is guilty of the offense if they have indecent contact with another individual or they have the individual have indecent contact with them, or if for the purposes of being aroused they make another individual have contact with urine, feces or semen. The statute has eight provisions outlining more circumstances in which someone might have committed this act. Due to the inherent nature of the crime, it is considered a pretty serious sexual offense and even for juveniles, incarceration, placement or house arrest is likely if adjudicated delinquent.

Because juvenile court is meant to rehabilitate rather than punish juveniles adjudicated for juvenile crimes such as indecent assault, incarceration is not a guarantee for a juvenile who admits guilt. juvenile placement For instance, an individual under the age of eighteen convicted of indecent assault would spend a lot of the time going to therapy in order to figure out why they would have committed the act in the first place. The length of time spent in a juvenile facility will be based off of that individual's response to the treatment that they are receiving Also, due to the serious nature of the crime, it is possible that the close the offender is to the age of eighteen, the more likely the prosecution will want to try them in the adult court system, rather than the juvenile court system. If this is the case, then if found guilty of the indecent assault, the convicted individual can face serious jail time in an adult facility. Due to the serious nature of the crime it is important that if you or someone you know has been charged with indecent assault as a juvenile, to seek good legal representation. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Kelly and Conte are experienced attorneys who will fight for the best possible outcome given the facts of your case.

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