Tulsa, OK asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crime and Juvenile Law for Arkansas

Q: Can a 17 year old with no prior criminal background be sent to prison?

1 Lawyer Answer
Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley
  • Juvenile Law Lawyer
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Yes, depending on the crime. Juveniles can no longer be sentenced to life without parole in Arkansas. They can still be sent to prison. Having no criminal background helps when negotiating a plea without prison time, if you go to trial and during sentencing, if convicted

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