Juvenile Delinquent Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Juvenile Delinquent, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Juvenile Delinquent?

The children normally below 18 years of age found guilty of commiting a crime and violated the law. Since the US states consider the crime by minors a bit lightly due to their lack of responsibility, some states in US have reduced the age to 14 years to punish the the juvenile as an adult for the crime.