Many people make the mistake of assuming a child’s arrest record is automatically sealed once a juvenile turns 18. That is not the case. According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, over 900,000 kids under the age of 18 were arrested in 2015, and those arrests are going to be public unless their records are expunged.
If you are among those who have spent time behind bars in Pennsylvania, then you probably know that many of those currently calling the state’s jails and prisons home are there because they committed drug-related offenses. Though not yet available in all areas, drug courts, which allow addicts like you to avoid serving time by instead taking part in highly regimented and supervised drug diversion programs, have proven results.
Over 60 million people in the United States are married, and around 60 percent of the population owns a home. As almost 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, the combination of owning a home and ending a marriage can be extremely complicated.