DuPage County Juvenile Crime Attorney
Representing Minors in Juvenile and Adult Court Proceedings
If you or your son or daughter has been accused of a juvenile crime, you need an attorney by your side who understands the inner workings of the various legal proceedings related to these cases. You need a legal professional who can persevere even in the face of the most complex and serious juvenile cases in order to seek the most advantageous outcome on your behalf. From minor juvenile crimes such as graffiti all the way to serious murder charges that result in trial as an adult, our team of attorneys can provide the level of legal guidance and representation that is needed to seek a positive result.
A DuPage County juvenile crime attorney at our firm can talk to you about the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding the alleged act and the arrest and all other relevant details to determine the best initial approach. By offering you guidance and information that is applicable to your unique situation, we can help you make the right choice based on your needs and concerns.
In Illinois, a defendant who is under the age of 17 is considered to be a juvenile and will therefore face charges in juvenile court. The only exception may be for serious violent crimes such as murder, which may result in the minor being tried as an adult. When a minor is adjudged to be guilty of a juvenile crime, the court may impose such penalties as fines, restitution, community service or confinement in a juvenile correctional facility. Though these penalties may seem less severe than the penalties imposed for adults, they may still have a significant impact on a child's life, and a juvenile conviction may seriously impact future employment and educational opportunities for a minor.
Juvenile Defense Lawyer in DuPage County
Our team includes former prosecutors and a former Criminal Circuit Court Judge. We have handled thousands of juvenile cases through our careers, from both sides of the legal process. Because we understand these cases from the point of view of both the defense and the prosecution, we are able to be more effective in defending our clients' rights and seeking dismissals or acquittals on their behalf.
Find out more about how we can handle your juvenile crime case. Contact a
DuPage County juvenile defense lawyer
at our firm today for your free, confidential case review.