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JUVENILE CRIMES SUMMARY:
The attorneys at Zukerman, Lear & Murray Co., L.P.A. believe that no child’s future deserves to be permanently tarnished due to a mistake — even a very big mistake. Whether your child committed an offense or was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, without the help of highly skilled and dedicated legal representation, he or she could be sentenced to incarceration and/or could acquire a lifelong criminal record in some circumstances.
Although your child is under 18, depending on the nature of the offense, a juvenile crime can still carry costly fines, harsh penalties, incarceration, or even prison time. In serious felony cases, there may be efforts to move the case out of Juvenile Court and have the juvenile be tried as an adult, which could result in a prison sentence and a criminal record.
JUVENILE CRIMES RULES & PROCEDURE:
Many of the rules and procedures in Juvenile Court differ from adult court. The Juvenile Court usually thinks in terms of rehabilitation in an effort to prevent juveniles from reoffending. If a matter cannot be resolved and should proceed to trial, a judge, not a jury, typically decides the case.
The more level-headed you can remain, the smarter your decisions will be, and the better you’ll serve your child amidst what is probably the most traumatic time of his or her young life.
CALL ZUKERMAN ABOUT JUVENILE CRIMES:
Choose an attorney at Zukerman, Lear & Murray Co., L.P.A. to build a strong, thoroughly researched case, and to work with judges and prosecutors to reduce the charges and/or keep the case in juvenile court, as we fight for a chance to get your child’s life back on track.