Juvenile Crime

Finding out your son or daughter has been arrested is something no parent wants to go through. No matter the guidance and values you instill in your child, some adolescents let teenage rebellion get the best of them. Still, one bad choice or juvenile crime conviction should not necessarily follow a young person for the rest of his or her life.

Being arrested does not necessarily mean your child’s future is permanently scarred. Our experienced juvenile crime attorneys will work to ensure your child’s future is not adversely affected. We have two goals in all juvenile cases we take on—to make sure your child can continue with their everyday life and ensure their future is not permanently affected by a criminal conviction.

Teenage Boy with Handcuffs Arrested for Juvenile Crime

It is difficult to know how to proceed when your child gets in legal trouble. Our experienced attorneys will give your child a chance at a clean criminal record amid a juvenile crime conviction.

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In the criminal justice system, a juvenile is anyone under the age of 18 at the time of the alleged offense. However, not all defendants under the age of 18 are prosecuted in juvenile court.

Depending on the juvenile’s age, the courts may determine to treat your child as an adult in criminal court. If a juvenile is charged with a serious offense, the case can be transferred to adult court.

Juvenile crimes are handled much differently than in the adult criminal justice system. These cases are sealed from public inspection, but they can show up on a background check.

Juvenile cases do not go away when the child becomes an adult, so it is essential to seek a skilled defense attorney for your child. We recommend that parents take their child’s criminal charges as serious as if they were adults. The consequences for a juvenile conviction can be severe, but with the right representation, they can be lessened or completely avoided.

It’s vital to consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can advise you through this challenging period. Choosing the right attorney can mean the difference between a permanent criminal record and walking out of court, breathing a sigh of relief.

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