What is the process of a minor getting arrested and going to Juvenile Hall? (read description)
I'm writing a book about a kid that gets arrested for stealing a skateboard (long story) and ends up in Juvenile Hall for two months. How would a kid go from being arrested to being put in Juvy? Would stealing a skateboard be a serious enough reason to go to Juvy? Would there need to be repeated offenses for this to happen? And would two months be a proper punishment for this crime? Also, what would be the process of going through court?
Sorry about the overload of questions.
P.S. If any of you have been to Juvy (or know someone who has) can you tell me a little about what life is like inside? Thanks a ton.