Are you aware that, in Oakland County and the surrounding parts of Michigan, a juvenile accused of a criminal offense can be detained until the age of 19, and in some cases, 21? A child could face this punishment even for seemingly minor crimes.
Don’t let this happen.
Hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Get someone who knows the differences between the adult system and the juvenile system. Get someone who is accomplished in defending against juvenile offenses.
The fact of the matter is that a juvenile record can haunt a person far into adulthood.
The juvenile court system has significant differences from criminal courts for adults. Our law firm is well aware of how to navigate through the juvenile system. We know the law and procedures.
No matter what the charge, our commitment is to work hard to see that it does not result in a criminal record, and that it does not impact your child’s future. With more than 25 years of experience on our side, you can trust us to get results.
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Common Juvenile Cases
Minors with drug possession charges in Michigan have some other forms of recourse that may not be readily available to adults. These defense strategies can include the 7411 Program as well as others.
If students stay away from school beyond what’s considered “normal” or reasonable by Michigan, absenteeism or truancy becomes a concern. In Michigan, the laws against truancy became tougher for students and their parents in 2017. Absenteeism can lead to massive fines and possibly jail time for parents.
Juvenile assault charges in Michigan can include consequences like fines, probation, or even detainment – depending on the severity of violence involved. If juvenile assault charges involve any type of violence, the safety of people who are contact with the offender are considered by police and prosecutors. They also consider the probability of reoffending, and other factors of the case when determining penalties.
Juvenile theft charges can include petty theft, stealing money, retail theft, and larceny (auto theft). Michigan juvenile theft charges should be taken seriously with an aggressive defense. Under Michigan State laws, juvenile crimes are seen as delinquencies (in most cases) and not crimes. Punishments can include fines, restitution, probation, or detention.
There are other types of juvenile crimes that are in need of criminal defense. Criminal defense cases involving minors should be taken seriously and fought aggressively by a skilled and experienced defense attorney. These crimes could include internet crimes, sex crimes, and drug crime charges.