A minor found guilty of a crime and usually punished by laws not applicable to adult offenders. Laws can vary, but minors are usually persons under 18 years of age.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Slang for a minor who has been found to have committed a criminal offense. Minors may not end up with "convictions," (they are often simply adjudged to have committed the crime), and are usually punished by laws that do not apply to adults, such as by confinement in a facility solely for juveniles. Also termed juvenile offender, youthful offender, or delinquent minor.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm