The juvenile justice system is in place in Massachusetts and throughout the country in an effort to help minors avoid being treated as adults. Many crimes committed by minors are just that, minor. They are not serious enough to warrant charges as an adult, which could put them at a disadvantage early on in life.
We all know that there are two categories of charges when it comes to committing a crime. People can be charged as adults and people can be charged as juveniles. It all depends on the age of the person who committed the crime, the severity of the crime and the laws of Massachusetts regarding the crime committed. But, what if an adult was involved in the commission of a crime with a juvenile? How is this handled?