When a juvenile child (a minor under the age of 18) is accused of drunk driving, theft, drug possession, assault, or any criminal offense it can be devastating to not only the child, but the parents as well. Understandably, a parent wonders about the future of the child, whether jail time is a possibility, how it will affect his or her education, and much more. When a teen is arrested or charged with a crime, it is critical to work with an experienced St. Cloud juvenile defense attorney. At Adams & Luka, we know how criminal charges can impact youthful offenders and their families. As adults, we all make mistakes; we believe that juveniles who make mistakes should be given a second chance, rather than face serious punishment.
Some of the most common crimes juveniles are accused of include drug offenses, underage drinking, shoplifting or other types of theft, assault, criminal mischief, and even violent or sexual offenses. In some cases, a minor who is alleged to have committed a particularly serious crime may be charged as an adult. In this case, if the juvenile is found guilty he or she may face the same harsh criminal penalties an adult in the same situation would face. While most cases involving minors go through the Juvenile Justice System, no parent ever wants a child's freedom and future to be placed in jeopardy. One of our primary goals is to have charges against juveniles dismissed and provide an opportunity for rehabilitation. Of course in some cases, a person is wrongly accused of a crime he/she did not commit. Regardless of the situation, it is important to consult with a seasoned criminal defense attorney.
Our firm brings more than 30 years of combined experience to the forefront for juveniles and their parents. A few examples of our areas of focus include:
Teenagers who have been arrested for a crime have many concerns, as do their parents. What are the penalties a juvenile face, and how will it impact the future? Navigating the Juvenile Justice System is not easy for either juveniles or parents; the adult Criminal Justice System is even more complex. There are legal options, but what are they? How should you move forward? This is why it is imperative to work with a skilled juvenile defense lawyer who will protect your child's best interest, answer your questions, offer legal guidance, inform you of pre-trial diversion programs and possible other legal options, and more. We all share the same goal - to reach the best possible result, and ensure the future of your child is not damaged. We will protect your child's legal rights, freedom, and future to the greatest extent possible. No one wants to spend time behind bars, and a permanent criminal record can be damaging to nearly every aspect of a juvenile's life. Dealing with criminal allegations is difficult, stressful, and even overwhelming; we are here to help.Contact Adams & Luka Now
It is vital that both juveniles and their parents are aware of your legal rights, possible defense strategies, and how a youthful offender's future may be impacted by criminal charges. We fight aggressively for a fair resolution, and to protect juveniles from harsh punishment. Our focus is on giving minors a second chance and the opportunity to rehabilitate so that a child may get back on a positive path toward a productive, happy future. Contact Adams & Luka today for a free consultation regarding your case at (407)872-0307.