Serving Youthful Offenders and Juveniles Accused of Wrongdoing
Very few criminal defense law firms talk about young offenders and suspects. We don’t often think about our children being accused of a crime, but when that day comes, what can you do?
You may be blaming yourself and asking how and why this could ever happen. Is the law going to come down on your child and put them in the prison pipeline for the rest of their lives? Will this limit future opportunities? Will my child be able to get into college if they have a criminal record? Can the records be sealed?
We can provide you with the answers to those questions and others while helping you navigate the juvenile justice system whose primary purpose is rehabilitation as opposed to punishment.
Whether your child has an addiction, a mental illness, or was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and made a mistake, we can help. Locking up children in a cell is not the answer, as youth tend to fall victim to a vicious cycle of crime and punishment when incarcerated. Our kids need a voice, they need protection, and they need real options, such as treatment that can help them, and alternatives to potential confinement that include community service, probation, and counseling. A child’s mistakes do not have to define their life or dictate their future. There are ways to overcome this, and we can help.