The juvenile justice system is different from the adult criminal justice system. In certain instances, a minor can be tried as an adult, facing adult penalties.
For many of the cases handled in the juvenile court there may be alternatives to incarceration and a resulting criminal record for your child. Young people often make mistakes, not having the life experience to know better; often influenced and misguided by peer pressure or other factors.
It could start with an accusation of misconduct at school, or a citation for possessing alcohol, or something more serious such as vandalism, robbery, arson, drugs, to name a few. Some of the consequences may not seem serious in the short term, but could seriously impact your child’s future.
The Law Offices of Paula Drake can advise you on the options and the consequences regarding your unique case. Criminal Defense Attorney Paula Drake has the experience and know-how to best protect the rights and the future of your child.