Understand Your Options
Juvenile crimes are treated differently than adult crimes. The court process is often more involved, the parents are invited to participate, child protection may become involved and there may be sentencing options available to a juvenile that are not widely understood. There may also be out-of-home placement and ramifications that will affect the child into adulthood, such as probation, enhanced charges as an adult and sex offender registration. Before your child goes into court, take the time to speak with one of our attorneys so that you understand your child’s options and the likely impact of the pending court process.