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Court of appeals rejects claim that 17-year-olds fall outside statute punishing contribution to child delinquency | State Bar of Wisconsin


This was a creative appellate argument. 17 year olds are “adults” automatically for criminal prosecution purposes in Wisconsin. The problem is that most of them don’t think like adults and they lack the capacity to see the consequences of their actions. While even 18 is arbitrary. It is far more palatable. Let’s think in terms of acting in the best interest of these children rather than punishing them in adult court. The court clearly got it right in upholding the lower court’s ruling protecting the child.

/AM/Template.cfm?Section=News&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=86264″>Court of appeals rejects claim that 17-year-olds fall outside statute punishing contribution to child delinquency | State Bar of Wisconsin

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