Juvenile delinquency refers to a minor (a person below 18 years) that commits a crime. Understanding why your teenager commits a crime is essential in preventing future crimes from happening. Here are some of the reasons why teenagers become juvenile delinquents.
- Major upheavals at home, e.g. a divorce, can influence a teen’s behavior.
- Lack of finances, forcing them to rob or sell drugs
- Lack of social and moral understanding
- Lack of proper communication
Once your teen becomes a juvenile delinquent, it’s wise to hire a criminal attorney to get the legal representation you need. Contact O’Dekirk, Allred, and Associates to hire a criminal attorney.