Juveniles, or any person under the age of 17 in most cases, can be charged with crimes and status offenses in South Carolina. Juvenile status offenses include skipping school (truancy), running away from home, and inability of parents to control (incorrigibility). Juveniles can also be charged with the same crimes as adults but, the process is much different. Law Enforcement will take the juvenile into custody, petition the Family Court, and process them with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Depending on the severity of the offense, the juvenile may be released to parents or may have to remain in DJJ custody until the charge is resolved. Loignon Law Firm has represented juveniles who have been charged with crimes and helped them get out of DJJ custody and back to their families.
College Students charged with underage drinking, using a fake ID, disorderly conduct, DUI, DUAC, or simple possession of marijuana should call Loignon Law Firm right away. Simply being charged with a crime as a student can have an impact on your status at your college. Regardless of what they tell you, do not speak to police or college administration without your attorney present. Loignon Law Firm will protect your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly by law enforcement and your college.
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