A juvenile crimes conviction can have destructive effects on young people and their loved ones. A conviction in juvenile court might result in a young person’s loss of freedom during important adolescent years, and be harmful to their reputation in the future. In the worst cases, a conviction in juvenile court could be the beginning of a life filled with crime.
Crimes Tried in Juvenile Courts
Juvenile courts handle cases involving juvenile delinquency and crimes committed by minors, including but not limited to:
- Truancy, or skipping school
- Drug or alcohol violations
- Curfew violations
Juvenile law is mostly regulated by state law. The main goal of the juvenile justice system is treatment rather than simply punishment. However, minors can be relocated into adult court if the juvenile court waives or surrenders its jurisdiction.
Juvenile law is adapted to deal with crimes committed by minors.
If you are a minor facing criminal juvenile charges, such as:
or if your child has been charged with a juvenile crime, it is urgent that you talk to a lawyer as soon as possible to obtain an experienced juvenile crime defense attorney.
Our law firm is committed to aggressively defending the immediate and future interests of minors and their family members to prevent a criminal record, punishments, and the long-lasting consequences of a juvenile offense.
If your child is facing juvenile criminal charges, you need to ensure his/her legal rights are protected. We can help. Please contact the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free case evaluation with a dedicated and aggressive criminal defense attorney who has extensive experience handling juvenile court cases.