The juvenile court system is significantly different than the adult system. When your child's future and freedom are at stake, you need an attorney who knows how to take advantage of the differences.
Tried As Adults
In some cases, the prosecution requests for juveniles to be tried as adults. You need an attorney who knows all the options.
Juvenile court is much more flexible on allowing for agreements where even if a child is guilty, a charge can still be dismissed.
One of the most common misconceptions about the criminal justice system is that juvenile convictions don't carry lasting consequences. Nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is that juvenile convictions often have devastating and long-term consequences including permanent damage to job opportunities, college prospects, and reputation. Even worse, the legal system now allows juveniles to be certified as adults for many offenses so that even children as young as 14 face the prospect of adult convictions and prison sentences. If your child is charged with a crime, we will craft a defense tailored to your particular circumstances to help avoid the possibilities of permanent damage and even jail or prison time. If your child is charged with a crime, you need experienced legal counsel to guide you. We have defended hundreds of juvenile clients and are here to help your family get through this.