Your child has just been arrested.
Your nightmare has become a reality. Seeing your child in handcuffs or in a jail setting can be heartbreaking. As parents we understand the heavy consequences that result from our child’s action even when they don’t. Of course we love our children dearly and are willing to stand by their side even in this unfavorable time. We want to stand right alongside you. The Briones Law Group handles dozens of juvenile crimes each year.
What Is A Juvenile Crime?
A juvenile crime can be any crime that an adult commit. In Massachusetts an individual under the age of 17 is considered to be a minor and must be tried in the juvenile court system depending upon the severity of the charges.
We have a successful track record dealing with the following juvenile related crime:
- Drug possession/trafficking
- Underage drinking
- Sex crimes
Understanding the Juvenile Legal System
The juvenile court system is much milder in procedures and punishment than the standard court system. It was designed to rehabilitate and counsel troubled minors so as to avoid future encounters with the legal system.
Acquiring the service of a an attorney who understands the juvenile court system is essential. In some cases the prosecuting attorney may push to have the case tried in the adult court system.
This should be avoided at all costs because the consequences will be harsher and this can have a negative psychological effect on the minor.
If convicted of a crime in the juvenile legal system the minor may be subject to probation, community service or a short term sentence in a juvenile lock down facility in Massachusetts.
What We Can Do
Our team of legal correspondents realize that juvenile crime cases are sensitive. We are emphatic because we know that sometimes children make bad decisions based on emotions and peer pressure. We can help make arrangements to have your child released into your care after an arrest and if convicted we can help to ensure that the crime committed is expunged from his or her record.
Call us today to discuss the details of your child’s case.