Central Illinois Juvenile Crime Attorneys
Protecting Your Child’s Future Against Criminal Charges
As a parent, you may feel helpless to protect your child when they are charged with a crime. We’re here to tell you that’s not true. Like every other U.S. citizen, your child is innocent until proven guilty. Even in instances where a defendant has committed some wrongdoing, law enforcement will often add more charges and penalties than the situation warrants. This is why you need a criminal defense attorney protecting your interests, investigating the case, and fighting to ensure your child receives fair treatment.
The first step to protecting your child’s future if finding the right lawyer. At Johnson Law Group, our team of juvenile crime attorneys in Central Illinois bring together over 100 years of combined experience. We work as a team to ensure all of our clients receive the full benefit of our legal prowess.
Illinois Juvenile Court
Criminal defendants under the age of 18 are usually processed through juvenile court. In juvenile court, penalties are lighter and judges can make more informal decisions about the defendant’s sentence. It is rare for a juvenile case to go to trial as the situation can often be resolved before that step. Additionally, juvenile crimes do not have the same impact on criminal records, and may not show up on background checks.
Common juvenile offenses include:
Bear in mind that not all minors are taken to juvenile court. If the crime is serious enough, even a minor can be charged as an adult and face the standard penalties. If there is any indication that your child might be charged as an adult, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
You Are Not in This Alone
Our Central Illinois juvenile crime lawyers start working on these cases right away. We move quickly to ensure that this matter is resolved as quickly as possible so that your child can focus on their future instead of dwelling on mistakes. Juvenile charges are serious, but they do not have to ruin your child’s life. Schedule a free consultation with our team today to learn more.
Initial consultations are offered at no charge. Call us today at (309) 565-8825.
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