When young people commit crimes, they do not face adult laws.
The consequences of juvenile crimes are based upon the type of crime and age of the minor. Most states agree that children well below 18 are simply to young to understand the criminal consequences behind what they are doing.
In these cases, it is believed that the child is too young to differentiate between right and wrong. When this occurs, a child is too young to be tried as a juvenile.
If your child has been charged with a crime and is under the age of adulthood, it is imperative that you seek the counsel of an experienced juvenile crimes criminal attorney.
The first and most important aspect of the case will be the charge your child is facing. The juvenile criminal defense attorney will provide the best representation for your child.
If your child is found to be a juvenile the case will be heard in juvenile court and the juvenile criminal defense attorney will speak in the child’s best interest and help determine a consequence that not only punishes the crime, but helps to curtail further delinquent behavior.