In the case of minors, trespassingcriminal Usually minors that trespass are not looking to occupy a property
Criminal trespass entitles a person who trespasses to cause harm or damage to any property or structures of a property, knowingly. When it comes to minors, again this deals with peer mentality of daring someone to do something, or perhaps someone trying to impress or look tough in front of their friends.
This can be with someone trespassing on a private property to write graffiti on walls or objects, or break windows, or other accessories of them. In most states, most of these chargers on a minor can end up in fines and or a type of community service. The nature of the trespass itself and multiple offenses can subsequently worsen the charge and its punishment. The punishment can vary by state, and minors are mostly treated with a lesser degree than adults in these cases (depending on the nature).
There are juvenile committees and courts that deal strictly with crimes committed by minors, and other issues relating to them. It is these committees and courts that handle cases dealing with trespass of minors, unless they have been tried as an adult. Sometimes these committees suggest alternative forms of punishment that’s fitting to minors, that will help discipline them and teach them a related valuable lesson while doing so.
This is a great option for them, rather than to be locked in a juvenile detention center, or for worse cases, jail. This is not to say that a minor who trespasses will simply get away with something easier than if he or she were, or were tried as, and adult.
Simply, the general idea is that there are more corrective options for minors that are charged with trespassing as opposed to adults who are. This is due to the fact that with minors, they are still growing and adapting to concepts of life, therefore implementing some correction can help them improve while they are growing.