If a person is arrested and is under the age of 18, then he or she will be charged with cases through the Juvenile Justice System. This is much different than the Criminal Justice System because the goal of these courts is to rehabilitate and help the juvenile lead a productive life in the future. But, there are cases that can go to adult court, regardless if the individual is under 18 or not. While this is extremely rare, it can happen if the juvenile is a repeat offender, or they have committed a crime too serious for the Juvenile Justice System’s capacities.
There is a common misbelief that juvenile crimes do not face harsh punishments. However, the courts want juveniles to learn their lessons. And, the consequences of a criminal record can still affect a juvenile; therefore, you need a criminal attorney with experience in these types of cases.
The prosecutors in juvenile cases have a lot of discretion for handling these types of cases. We have experience in a full range of misdemeanor and felony cases for juvenile offenders. Contact us today for a free case evaluation regarding your case and let our attorneys help you or your child get the best possible outcome.
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