In the juvenile justice system, the effects of the charges don’t end with only the child who is charged. The siblings, parents and other family members can all be affected. For that reason, it is vital to have compassionate representation throughout the case. We can offer compassionate and firm representation that puts your child first. We know how scary the juvenile justice system might seem to children. We know that dealing with the effects of the charges can be tough.
As you move through the juvenile justice system in Utah, you will notice a few things. The first is that the ultimate goal of the system is to help the child learn from his or her mistakes. The court looks more toward rehabilitative measures than just punishments.
One big difference between the adult criminal justice system and the juvenile justice system is that there aren’t any jury trials in the juvenile justice system. In this system, all cases are heard only by the judge. You child won’t have to face the prospect of a jury trial unless the charges are upgraded and your child is charged as an adult. In all cases involving children, whether in the juvenile justice system or the adult criminal justice system, we provide firm and compassionate representation.