A juvenile crime is any crime committed by an individual who is a minor. Such offenses may be minor ones based on the age of the person, such as truancy, curfew violations, and underage drinking. They also include misdemeanors and felonies that would be crimes for anyone, regardless of their age, such as robbery or weapons charges.
Juveniles and their parents often think that a juvenile offense is not a very serious affair because the individual involved is below the age of 18. This is misguided thinking. Juvenile crimes, especially those that are gang-related, are taken very seriously by law enforcement agencies. These crimes are prosecuted with diligence and vigor. If the juvenile involved is close to the age of 18 and has been charged with a serious felony, he or she may be charged and treated as an adult and may face the same penalties an adult would face in similar circumstances. Because of all these reasons, it is important to work with an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney in a juvenile crime case. We urge you to contact a juvenile crimes defense lawyer at our firm to help you.
Our firm handles all types of juvenile crimes, including DUI, petty theft, shoplifting, vandalism, drug crimes, gang crimes, vehicular theft, carjacking, weapon charges, assault, battery, violent crimes, and sex crimes.
Because a criminal conviction of any of these crimes can involve severe penalties and a criminal record, it is important that you retain the services of a competent criminal defense attorney. A criminal conviction can have a devastating effect on the life of a juvenile facing such charges. If you are the parent of such a child, we highly recommend that you consult with a juvenile crimes defense attorney at our firm to ensure that your child’s rights and interests are protected, that he or she is treated fairly throughout the legal process, and to minimize the consequences that may follow.
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