One of the starkest differences between the adult justice system and the juvenile justice system is that cases going before the juvenile court don't have an option of going to a jury trial. All cases are bench trials in the juvenile justice system, meaning that a judge makes the decisions about what is going to happen. This allows the judge to determine how a juvenile can be helped.
Another interesting aspect of juvenile justice is that the process usually involves the family members of the juvenile. We know that this can put pressure on the family, which means compassionate representation is necessary. It means that the juvenile and the family members need to have someone who can stand firm in court to accurately represent their side of the case.
For a juvenile going through the justice system, making sure that their future isn't ruined by their mistakes is another important aspect of the case. Being able to get a job later in life, go to school or join the military might be important. We might be able to help to protect those possibilities.
Whether you are facing the juvenile justice system or are a juvenile being charged as an adult, we can offer compassionate representation that takes a firm stance to present your side.