EXPERIENCED IN ALL TYPES OF JUVENILE CRIMES
Juveniles can commit the same offenses as adults.
However, there are some offenses that are more common among juveniles than others. Those include:
- Underage DWI
- Theft and shoplifting
- Drug possession
- Probation violations
- Terroristic threats
It is possible for juveniles to be charged with even more serious offenses, such as sex crimes or murder or homicide. It is very possible for these offenses to be tried in adult court, which means adult penalties for the juvenile.
The court will determine if the child is of an age in which they would know better than to commit the crime. If the court determines that they can handle the adult consequences for allegedly committing an adult crime, then the case is not tried in juvenile court.
FIGHTING FOR THE BEST RESULTS
Whether the juvenile court or adult court handles the case, you will have a powerful advocate in your corner every step of the way with a Minnesota criminal defense lawyer from Arechigo & Stokka.
Everything possible is done to protect the rights and the future of your child so that they can move into adulthood without the crime following them.
When a case is tried in juvenile court, the focus is rehabilitation so that the child can live a productive life as an adult.
Although the criminal record may not follow your child into adulthood, it is still important to have a Minnesota criminal defense attorney representing your child so that the consequences can be reduced as much as possible.
This lessens the impact on your family as a whole.
CONTACT A ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
While a juvenile record may not follow a minor in their adult years, it is important to fight the charges and ensure the best outcome.
It is also important to try and keep the case in juvenile court.
If you are the parent of a child that has been accused of a crime, you can secure the best possible criminal defense for them.
To learn more about your child’s rights and options, call Criminal Defense Attorney & Workers Compensation Law Offices of Arechigo & Stokka at 651-222-6603 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.