When a child makes a mistake in social situations it is not like was even a decade ago. 10 – 15 years ago the term “peer pressure” was a predominant term used to describe somewhat harmless mischief and basic youth rebellion. In today’s society youth are often forced to obtain “Street Cred” (street credibility) which is the new term used to determine how much respect you are given based upon the nature of bad acts you have been a part of.
Many times good kids get caught up in the hype, find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, or believe they have no choice but to comply with this type of culture in order to survive.
Juvenile crimes often include, but are not limited to:
When good kids make a mistake, we are here to protect their rights and give them a voice in the juvenile court system, and in severe situations, aggressively represent them if tired as an adult. We believe in the inherent ability of a child to recognize this type of path may ruin their ability to achieve their goals and ambitions for a successful life.
CRAIG A. SONNER