Legally, anyone 17 or younger is considered a juvenile. When a person turns 18, they become a legal adult. A lot people enjoy this time because they feel they have more freedom, and in some respects, they do. However, in addition to the fun that comes with turning 18, there are also added responsibilities. There are big differences between juveniles and adults, especially when it comes to legal matters.
If juveniles are arrested for shoplifting or graffiti, they may have to perform community service and pay some fines, but they will not be sent to prison. They would stand before a judge who would report the consequences, then they would be released back to their parents. If an adult were to be arrested, they would face a jury who would decide whether to convict them of the crime or not. If they are convicted, they would be sent to prison.
For adults, trial may not happen for quite some time. So they have two options: wait out this time in jail or bail out and return home. Juveniles do not have this option because they are released back to their parents.
We at Bakersfield Bail Bonds strongly urge adult defendants and their family and friends to bail out of jail with a bail bond. This is more affordable and flexible than cash bail and you will have a trustworthy bail agent to assist you. For bail service you can truly trust, contact Bakersfield Bail Bonds online or call 661-326-0601. Consultation is FREE, so talk to one of our many skilled bail agents and ask about our no down payment bail bonds and discounts we offer along with your other bail-related questions. We are open 24/7, so that means we are always available to help you as soon as you call.