Whether you can sue for emotional distress caused by law enforcement depends on the circumstances.
By Leigh Segars
Learn about the crime of evading (or eluding) a police officer by car, including its possible consequences.
Restitution is designed to compensate crime victims for their losses. Learn about the kinds of expenses and people that restitution covers.
By Sherilyn Streicker ,
Depending on their age and experience, some children may be legally incapable of committing crime. But the modern trend is to hold virtually all minors accountable for their conduct.
By Alexis Kelly ,
Juvenile criminal records are confidential in most circumstances, but the exceptions are significant.
To a much greater extent that its adult counterpart, the juvenile criminal justice system focuses on rehabilitation and guards against the stigma of being labeled a criminal. To that end, juvenile criminal records are generally confidential. But there are exceptions to confidentiality. (In re Jeffrey T., 140 Cal.App.4th 1015 (2006).)
(To learn more about juvenile court proceedings, which are usually considered civil rather than criminal, see Juvenile Court: An Overview.)