A juvenile conviction can have serious consequences to a child’s future. Typically juveniles are tried by a Family Court Judge or Commissioner, and he or she has the power to make an adjudication of juvenile delinquency. The penalties can range from probation with counseling, to serving time in a juvenile detention center. In some instances, juveniles can be tried as adults in Superior Court. If found guilty of criminal allegations, juvenile adjudications of delinquency can severely impact a child’s future including education and employment opportunities. You need a dedicated and experienced criminal defense attorney working in your child’s best interest to ensure that a mistake does not negatively their adult lives.
If your child is facing criminal charges as a juvenile, please contact the office for a free consultation.