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Old 11-30-2018, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Among my children, other relatives, children of close friends & close co-workers, and friends of the family I know that a few teens/young adults had minor scrapes with the law, such as getting caught with a fake ID or driving too fast, however, I do not believe that even one teen (among the dozens that I know close enough to probably know) even had a misdemeanor police record. Certainly no one (to my knowledge) was ever charged with a felony.

IMHO, it is not "common" or "normal" to be charged with a felony.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:10 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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i think only about 10% of our society are convicted criminals.
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:02 PM
 
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No, not normal. He's old enough to know right from wrong, and should have learned by now that there are consequences for bad behavior.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:38 AM
 
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Normal is so subjective.

I think many teens do things that would warrant a "run in" (whatever that means to the OP) with the law but don't get caught.

But it is absolutely not a low class thing. Many teens from "higher class" families and neighborhoods do things that warrant a run in.
Latest statistics are that 50% of black and Latino youth are arrested at least once at some point by age 25 and 40% of white youth are arrested by age 25%

Forty percent of even white youths is huge.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:41 AM
 
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i think only about 10% of our society are convicted criminals.
And only about 1% of most other industrialized nations. The US has four times more people in prison than in the military.
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Some Beach... Somewhere...
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Now I wonder why that is .... ?
Section 13/90 of the penal code. Maybe itís 13/99 by now.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Latest statistics are that 50% of black and Latino youth are arrested at least once at some point by age 25 and 40% of white youth are arrested by age 25%

Forty percent of even white youths is huge.
I am shocked that the numbers are so high.
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:02 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Among my children, other relatives, children of close friends & close co-workers, and friends of the family I know that a few teens/young adults had minor scrapes with the law, such as getting caught with a fake ID or driving too fast, however, I do not believe that even one teen (among the dozens that I know close enough to probably know) even had a misdemeanor police record. Certainly no one (to my knowledge) was ever charged with a felony.

IMHO, it is not "common" or "normal" to be charged with a felony.
Some marijuana offenses are felonies. Just let me say I know some who've had that issue.
https://www.drugtreatment.com/expose...unts-by-state/

I know kids who've had DUIs and underage drinking arrests. These are usually considered criminal. Using a fake ID is a misdemeanor. Using a fake ID and committing DUI are two separate crimes.
https://www.criminaldefenselawyer.co...-penalties.htm
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:04 PM
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And only about 1% of most other industrialized nations. The US has four times more people in prison than in the military.
But not all convicted criminals are in jail.
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:30 PM
 
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But not all convicted criminals are in jail.
And that ameliorates what?
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