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Juvenile Crimes

My Child Was Arrested: Will They End Up With a Criminal Record?

We all know that young people can get themselves into trouble—especially if they are teenagers. As noted in the official state government data, approximately 20,000 juveniles are arrested in Minnesota each year. There are few things more stressful or confusing that learning that your child has been arrested. Parents must worry about both the immediate consequences their child will face…

Minnesota’s Juvenile Court System

Minnesota’s Juvenile Courts Most people probably have a general idea that there are separate Minnesota courts for children who are charged with committing a crime.  But what exactly do juvenile courts do, and when could one be involved if your child is charged with a crime? First, let’s get some terminology straight.  “Jurisdiction” means the power, or authority, or a…