In the U.S Supreme Court case In re: Gault, Gault was already on probation at the age of 15 for something he was no directly involved in. His friend had pick-pocketed a woman and Gault was there when it happened and was put on probation for being "guilty by association." The second time he got in trouble was when he and a friend placed obscene phone calls to an elderly woman. When the woman notified the policy, Gault was immediately taken into custody by the sheriff's office and was placed in a juvenile ...
An examination of how due process was used and abused in the United States Supreme Court Case Gault v. Gault.