Juveniles often engage in reckless behavior and do not consider the potential consequences of their actions. When your child or teenager is charged with a criminal offense, it is normal to be worried about how the arrest will affect their future. Juvenile offenses can follow a child into adulthood if not handled correctly. Our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and skills to assist a juvenile offender to resolve the case while focusing on both short-term and long-term consequences.
If you are a juvenile and have been charged with a criminal offense contact one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys, including a former Juvenile Assistant District Attorney, for a consultation today at 610-891-8806.
If a juvenile is found delinquent, it will appear on their criminal history. This could negatively impact their education, employment opportunities, and many other aspects of life. It is erroneous to believe that a juvenile record is confidential or that is it is automatically cleared when a juvenile enters adulthood. A juvenile record can impact you past your youth if it is not expunged correctly. It is available to universities and potential employers meaning it could greatly affect future opportunities. It is difficult to obtain a juvenile expungement, so it is crucial to obtain an aggressive attorney to ensure your mistakes as a youth will not follow you into adulthood.
It is understood that juvenile offenders are different than adult offenders in that they are young and may not understand the gravity of their actions. In adult court the focus is punishment to the individual for the crimes committed. In juvenile court, the focus is not solely on punishment, but rather also on rehabilitation of the juvenile. The juvenile justice system aims to educate and rehabilitate youth offenders with the overall goal to prevent juveniles from reoffending. Some of the most common rehabilitation techniques include treatment, counseling, and probation.
While some juvenile crimes are serious and violent, the majority are minor offenses such as underage drinking, possession of marijuana, shoplifting, and vandalism. These offenses do not cause a grave threat to the public, however, without a seasoned juvenile offense attorney, they can greatly impact a child’s life and future. At MM&D our attorneys investigate each element of each individual charge for every crime. The most effective defense strategies depend on the specific details of the case and the lawyer’s ability to investigate which is why it is imperative to contact our attorneys as soon as possible after a juvenile offense. We act fast to preserve valuable evidence. Our attorneys thoroughly research case law, procedural law, and statutes relevant to our juvenile client’s specific case to stay up to date on the best arguments and defenses.
Contact one of our seasoned attorneys for a consultation today
If you are a juvenile and have been charged with a criminal offense, do not hesitate to get legal help right away. Call MM&D attorneys at 610-891-8806 to schedule a consultation.
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