youthful offenders http://apr.org en House Panel Says Exclude Some As Youthful Offenders http://apr.org/post/house-panel-says-exclude-some-youthful-offenders <p>The House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to exclude those charged with the most serious crimes from having their cases settled under youthful offender status.</p><p>State Rep. Phil Williams of Huntsville is sponsoring the bill. It passed the committee Wednesday and would exclude those charged with Class A felonies from youthful offender status.</p><p>Youthful offender status means young people, usually younger than 21, can in most cases keep their convictions secret.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 02:02:06 +0000 The Associated Press 26248 at http://apr.org House Panel Says Exclude Some As Youthful Offenders