Q: Can a 14 year old go to juvie for criminal mischief
A: There is no such crime innMinnesota as criminal mischief.
Thomas C Gallagher agrees with this answer
A: I've never heard of a Minnesota Statute defining "criminal mischief" as a crime. However, a juvenile can be arrested and jailed on a probable cause hold, for allegedly committing a crime, or a status offense. And if adjudicated delinquent or convicted, the judge has the option of commitment to County Home School, a locked facility, or other dispositional alternatives. A "crime" is some intentional act defined as a crime by Minnesota Statutes, or another jurisdiction's statutes. A "status offense" is an offense defined by by Minnesota Statutes, or another jurisdiction's statutes, that only applies to juveniles, such as curfew or truancy.
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