If your minor child has become involved with the law you want to support your child and to make sure their rights are preserved, as well as their future. At The Law Office of Jennifer Pradt we are focused on making sure your child is treated fairly and his or her future protected.
JUVENILE VS. ADULT COURT
When a juvenile case is brought into the adult criminal court system, the penalties are much harsher. When the charges cannot be dismissed, the goal is to have them reduced and to do everything possible to keep the case out of the adult system, and not see your child certified as an adult.
Common juvenile offenses:
- Shoplifting or theft
- Drug possession and other drug charges
- Traffic tickets
- Disorderly conduct
- Underage drinking
Juveniles can be charged with serious felonies and sex crimes and you need an attorney to prevent the case from being moved into adult court.
Many parents and do not believe their child needs a lawyer. They believe that the conviction will only be on their juvenile record. The fact is that the offense does follow a juvenile into adulthood.