Juvenile crime has moved up in the world. No longer are minors only being arrested for stealing at a convenience store, or getting busted for drinking and/or smoking pot. The charges for juvenile crimes can be very serious nowadays.
As adults, we can look back on our lives and think of all the stupid things we did as teenagers. When you are a minor, it doesn't mean that everything you do will go unpunished. If there is a positive to being arrested as a minor, it's that juveniles have the same rights to a legal defense as adults do.
Far too often people think that a crime committed as a juvenile will just go away as they grow up and become an adult. Wrong! It can stay on your record forever.