With the exception of certain offenses, juveniles can be charged with essentially any crime that applies to an adult. However, the juvenile courts are charged with “protecting” youths from themselves, and so the rules and procedures for juvenile court are different from an adult court. While juvenile courts are not supposed to “punish” juveniles, a youth accused of a crime could be facing incarceration, removal from his or her home and family, fines, special schooling, or even being charged as an adult. You will need an attorney who is familiar with juvenile issues and the juvenile system to protect any youth accused of a crime.
If you, a family member or friend has been charged with juvenile offense, early representation is the key to a successful defense. At the Law Offices of Benjamin Zicherman, I have the experience, resources and sophistication to defend your rights. Contact me immediately for your free consultation.