Children need to be protected, and if they get into trouble with the law, they need help, guidance and support. In our practice one of the areas where we specialize is juvenile criminal law. We view this as a very critical area of our practice. By helping the youngest and most vulnerable when they find themselves in trouble with the law, we can spare them from a record that follows them for their entire life. In addition, our youngest clients often learn an important lesson from the experience and make better choices going forward; which of course helps them become responsible, law-abiding members of society. Listen to our podcast on defending juveniles to learn more about how the process works.
Many cases involving juveniles start with a bad choice or impulsive decision, very natural behaviors for adolescents. We recently had a case where a young man and two friends decided to trespass on school property and break into a locker. It was nothing more than a prank to the boys. But when the school pressed charges our client came to us for help. Read more about the case here.
Occasionally, we have clients whose parents do not put their child’s best interest first. When we are faced with such situations, we work very hard to be sure the parents understand what their child needs from them. If they do not follow our advice, we devote our energy to seeking the best resolution we can get for the child. A recent case involved a ten-year-old girl accused of injuring her cousin. We were able to help her despite obstacles her family put in the way. Read more about the case here.
If your child or another juvenile family member finds themselves in trouble with the law, get them legal help right away. Having an advocate in your court can make a huge difference to the outcome of the case. A successful outcome can save a child from a record that follows them throughout their entire life. If you or someone you know finds themselves in legal trouble, contact us. Call or text us at Contant Law 617-227-8383.