It is important to understand that the juvenile system differs somewhat from the adult criminal system. One of the main differences at the outset of the case is that it is up to the Judge to determine whether the arrested and detained juvenile will remain in custody or go home with their custodian/parent(s). Youth are not able to “bond out” in the same manner adults do. It is important to make sure your youth is represented from the initial detention hearing and going forward.
I represent juveniles in misdemeanors, felonies and expunctions.
A juvenile misdemeanor is a lesser charge than a felony but may have serious repercussions attached. Some charges that fall under a misdemeanor are bullying, assault and battery, theft, and trespassing and drug possession.
A juvenile felony is much more serious than a misdemeanor and may alter the course of their life forever. The consequences of receiving a felony charge can interfere with being accepted into certain schools, going to the military or finding employment.
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