Facing criminal charges is a difficult situation to deal with for defendants in New York and elsewhere in the nation. Not only do the allegations create hardships such as a damaged reputation, but past convictions or a conviction on the current allegations could have long-term impacts that could be worse than the penalties they could or will face as a result of the criminal charges.
Children can be rowdy, loud and make rash decisions. They are still learning maturity and responsibly and other traits that will hopefully help them become productive citizens. However, while they are learning, they are bound to make some mistakes. In some situations, juvenile offenses can result from these mistakes. Under New York law, certain mistakes are taken so seriously, that even children will be held to an adult standard.