No matter how old or young a person is, when a crime of any kind is committed, they could face harsh legal repercussions. Fortunately for juveniles, the court system is geared toward rehabilitating young offenders and taking steps to reduce the likelihood of regression into criminal behavior. This means that the child has greater opportunity to be given a second chance when proceeding through the judicial system.
In certain circumstances, however, the prosecution may argue to have the child tried as an adult, which will lead to a full-fledged criminal jury trial and far more severe and damaging penalties if convicted. No matter what type of crime was committed, juveniles will need to have their rights protected and an advocate that will ensure that the case moves forward in a way that is best for them and their family.
It is highly advised that parents seek the legal representation of a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. Call The Toney Law Firm, LLC at (888) 473-4058 to get counsel that is experienced in criminal defense law cases and the juvenile court system.
The Toney Law Firm, LLC is intimately familiar with criminal defense procedures and can help juvenile clients vigorously fight any charges they are facing in order to help preserve their future freedom.
Even though the juvenile system can sometimes be more understanding of a kid that has made a poor choice, it will take the skill, creativity and talent of your attorney to properly defend them in court and aim to minimize or even avoid the negative repercussions that they are now facing.
If your child is facing criminal charges, an attorney at the firm is prepared to inform you of your legal options and proceed in a way that protects your child's best interests. Contact The Toney Law Firm, LLC today to request a free case evaluation!