If your son or daughter has been charged with a crime in Pennsylvania, you need a juvenile offense lawyer you can trust to work on behalf of your child’s best interests. Criminal cases involving juveniles are complicated, and can have some serious repercussions. If your child has been adjudicated guilty and is over the age of 10, he or she will require treatment, rehabilitation, and supervision. Juveniles could also face more severe penalties such as:
- Community Service
- House Arrest
- Drug Testing
One way to avoid trial and a criminal record is deferred adjudication. If he or she pleads guilty, the juvenile may be given a deferred adjudication. This would mean that the juvenile would agree to meet certain requirements for a period of time, and if he or she meets those conditions the admission of guilt would be withdrawn and there would be no criminal record.
These charges could affect your child for the rest of his or her life. To ensure you’re receiving the best legal help possible, speak with an experienced professional as soon as possible. Our juvenile crime defense lawyers are passionate about protecting your child’s rights. We work our hardest to allow our juvenile clients to begin their adult lives with a clean slate. If your child has been charged with a juvenile offense, don’t hesitate to call 610-430-6600.