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Juvenile Law

Juvenile Law scaleWilcox Law has handled hundreds of juvenile cases and understands the processes and procedures that go along with them. Normally, the child and the parents are going through the process for the first time and are understandably upset and confused to the legal jargon and complexity of what is actually going on with their minor child. Wilcox Law will sit down with you and your child and go through the process and the many alternatives that you have and ensure that your children’s rights are protected.

Juvenile cases are handled differently compared to adult cases because the goal for the juvenile court is rehabilitation and the general goal as an adult is punishment. Therefore, the prosecutors handle the juvenile cases differently and there are several different aspects that go into a juvenile case. The following are some of those issues:

Contrary to most beliefs, the juvenile cases are public record. It’s uncommon for people to view such records, but it is public information.

A minor that is charged with a crime in juvenile court and pleads guilty or is convicted at a trial will have a juvenile adjudication on their record. Adjudication is the same concept as a conviction but most people or employers ask for convictions not adjudications.

The Court’s responsibility is to assist the child in not repeating the behavior which brought them before the court in the first place. There are programs and procedures that attempt to deal with each child’s specific issues.

There are programs that can keep your child from having an adjudication or criminal record.

Drug use is a common way for children to get into trouble or violate their probation. Alcohol, marijuana and K2 use are things every parent should be aware of and keep an eye out for when it comes to their children.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Wilcox at any time if you have questions or to set up a free consultation.

 

DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this website is meant to be general, informative and educational. It should not be taken as specific legal advice to any particular problem or issue. Please consult an attorney personally to discuss your particular circumstances.