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Juvenile Offense

Minooka Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Will County Juveniles

As parents and concerned loved ones, we may do all we can to provide nurturing and guidance to the children and teenagers in our lives. Unfortunately, immaturity and failing to understand the consequences of their actions can cause young people to make choices that put them at odds with the law. Minors can face criminal charges for the same types of crimes as adults, as well as for additional behaviors that are considered criminal on account of their age. At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino, & Pollack, P.C., our experienced Will County criminal law attorneys understand the serious impacts that juvenile criminal charges can have on the lives of young people, and the way these charges can follow them into adult life. Illinois law is tough on juvenile crimes, and you need a strong, effective legal defense when dealing with these types of charges.

Types of Juvenile Offenses

At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino, & Pollack, P.C., our experienced Will County criminal law attorneys provides professional, compassionate legal service to juveniles charged with misdemeanor and felony charges, including the following types of crimes:

  • Truancy and school violations;
  • Crimes involving alcohol, including underage drinking and driving under the influence;
  • Drug crimes, including manufacture, possession, and intent to deliver a controlled substance;
  • Shoplifting and retail theft;
  • Burglary, robbery, and property crimes;
  • Weapons possessions;
  • Assault and battery; and
  • Murder, attempted murder, and homicide.

In the state of Illinois, the Juvenile Court Act (705 ILCS 405/1-18) governs the procedures for dealing with minors accused of criminal activities, and the court understands the importance of mitigating factors such as age and immaturity in dealing with juvenile offenders. As your attorneys, we work with established frameworks to provide a strong legal defense. Our top priority is to protect your child against a criminal record that could jeopardize their future, as well as to protect them against the damaging effects that can result from doing time in a juvenile criminal facility.

Punishments for Juvenile Crimes

If you are the parent or loved one of a young person charged with a crime, it is important to know that you are not alone. Roughly 1,500 young people each year are convicted of juvenile offenses, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ). Penalties for juvenile offenders vary depending on the crime they are accused of. If your son or daughter faces being convicted of a crime, our criminal law attorneys may be able to negotiate on their behalf for reduced charges and sentencing recommendations, such as probation or admittance into a pretrial intervention program, thereby avoiding detention at a juvenile facility and allowing them to remain in your care.

Contact Our Experienced Will County Criminal Law Attorneys Today

If you have a loved one facing criminal charges, call Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino & Pollack, P.C. today. Our experienced Will County criminal law attorneys understand the serious impacts criminal charges can have on a young person’s life and their chances for success. We provide a strong legal defense for those charged with committing juvenile offense, while ensuring their rights are protected. With offices throughout Will County and the surrounding area, we are available to help you; call or contact us online today for an initial consultation.