What is different about a juvenile defense lawyer?
The earlier in life someone has a criminal record, the more likely they are to have additional problems.
A juvenile lawyer represents juveniles who have been charged with crimes, minors typically under the age of 18, who are too young to be held accountable in a criminal court for their acts. However, that doesn’t mean there are not serious consequences for juveniles who are convicted of a crime, and it doesn’t mean you don’t need a juvenile defense lawyer.
Charges in juvenile court can include almost anything an adult can be charged with – drug possession, assault, burglary, and additional charges like underage drinking. Juvenile offenders are typically subject to different laws and procedures than adults charged with the same crime, but the consequences can still be very serious.
Don’t take any chances with your child’s future
If you are here because a child you know or are responsible for is being charged with a crime, do not hesitate. Schedule a free case evaluation to speak with us about your case immediately.
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