Like adults, children have the right to an attorney’s defense – but sometimes parents aren’t aware of the scope of juvenile criminal defense available.
Juvenile Criminal Defense: What Parents Need to Know
When your child is accused of a crime, the first thing you do is start worrying. What if he’s convicted? What if she has to go to a juvenile detention facility? What do I do next?
The good news is that you can hire a juvenile defense attorney in Chicago or the suburbs to preserve your child’s rights and defend him or her in court.
What Does a Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney Do?
A juvenile criminal defense lawyer will talk to you and your child about the incident that led up to his or her arrest. He’ll get all the facts in the case from you, and he’ll examine the evidence the prosecution has. At the same time, he’ll begin preparing a defense that gets your child the best possible outcome in court; sometimes this even involves negotiating with the prosecutor to get a better outcome.
Your child’s attorney will also be present when police question you and your child about the event, and he’ll be there when your child is arraigned (arraignment is a court appearance where the judge reads the formal charges the state is bringing against your child, and where your child can enter a plea of guilty or not guilty).
Can Juvenile Offenses Be Removed From Your Child’s Record Later?
Some juvenile offenses can come off your child’s record later, but not all of them can – and that’s why it’s so important that you have a good juvenile criminal defense lawyer on your side.
Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Juvenile Criminal Defense?
We can help your child – just call us at 847-920-4540 for a free juvenile case review. We’ll answer all your questions and start developing a defense strategy right away.