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Defending Juvenile Offenses in Columbia, Missouri Begins with Defining Terms

In the state of Missouri and the city of Columbia, as in most other areas of the country, there is a division between a “juvenile” justice system and an adult justice system. This is obviously due to the fact that children are judged to lack the experience and maturity to be able to identify right from wrong in complex situations. However, in Missouri the definition of a “juvenile” crime versus an adult crime varies depending on context. As a result the first step in defending juvenile offenses in Columbia, Missouri is to determine whether the perpetrator/client will be regarded, legally,... Read More