Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Juveniles and Handguns
Q: I was wondering when a juvenile is convicted of possession of a hand gun how long or what is the estimate amount of they they spend in JJC detention, because my friend's son has been locked up for some time.

A: Possession of a handgun in Indiana is typically a class A Misdemeanor, but in some cases could be a Felony charge. Charges involving handguns are considered "adult" offenses and are charged and sentenced as such. Depending upon the child's circumstances, he/she may be held in JJC without a "bond" until their trial and/or sentencing date. This could depend upon the time involved until the court date comes up, or on how much of a danger to himself or the community the child may be.
posted by South Bend Police Department @ 2:53 PM  

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