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Joliet Juvenile Crimes Lawyer

Skilled Joliet Criminal Defense Attorneys with Proven Defense Strategies for Juveniles

When a child is charged with a criminal offense or is accused of committing other types of violations, this can be one of the most difficult situations that a family can face. The realization that your son or daughter could receive a criminal conviction can be very stressful, and you may be concerned about how this will affect their life and their future.

At the Law Offices of Jack L. Zaremba, P.C., we understand the stress that this situation can cause, and we are here to help. We can help you take steps to demonstrate to the court that your child is not a criminal, but is rather a young child who used poor judgment.

Mistakes Happen, and Your Son or Daughter Deserves a Second Chance

When minors are accused of violating the law, they will often be treated less harshly than adults who are accused of similar offenses. The justice system recognizes that children's brains are still developing, and they may fail to fully consider the consequences of their actions, both for themselves and others. Because of this, juvenile courts try to focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment. Rather than imposing harsh sentences on minors, juvenile courts will often use a variety of methods to encourage children to understand how their actions have affected others while encouraging them to stay on the right side of the law in the future.

A child who is adjudicated delinquent may be placed on probation, and they may be required to perform community service, participate in counseling, or pay restitution to the people or organizations that have been affected by their actions. If necessary, a child may be placed in juvenile detention. Most of the time, records of juvenile delinquency proceedings can be expunged, ensuring that a child will not have a criminal record after reaching adulthood. However, for certain types of serious offenses, a case may be transferred to criminal courts, and a minor may be tried as an adult. This could lead to a prison sentence and other consequences, including a permanent criminal record.

Our goal is to keep your child from receiving an adjudication of delinquency or criminal conviction, and we will work to ensure that they can keep their record clean. Contact us today for a free case evaluation by calling 815-740-4025. We will provide the answers that you need in this difficult situation.

Felonies | Misdemeanors | Juvenile Petitions

Contact us today if your son or daughter has been charged with any of the following:

Contact a Joliet Juvenile Crimes Lawyer

You should not face legal proceedings involving juvenile delinquency alone. If you are heading to the River Valley Justice Center in Joliet, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer by your child's side. Do not delay. Contact us today for a free consultation at 815-740-4025. We serve clients in Will, Grundy, and Kendall Counties.

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