Tag Archives: Juvenile Offenses
When are Teens Tried as Adults in New York?
Jean Sanchez was 13 years old when killed another 13-year-old boy in May of 2014. His defense team argued that refusing to hear Sanchez’s case as a juvenile was a violation of his constitutional due process rights. The judge, however, refused this argument and ordered Sanchez to be tried in adult court. Although studies… Read More »
Sexting: What Happens When Minors Use Cell Phones to Send Sexually Explicit Videos of Other Minors
Last year, two teens were arrested in Long Island, NY after a 14-year-old boy had a sexual encounter with an underage girl while another boy filmed the incident on his cell phone. The teens dispersed the video to other students and were subsequently arrested and charged with felonies. Of course, the facts of this… Read More »