juvenile delinquency2 Juvenile Delinquency

If your child is arrested, depending on his or her age and the type of crime alleged, the case may be brought to Family Court. There are many differences between prosecution in Family Court and Criminal Court. With years of experience, we will be able to guide you and your child through the process. In some instances in Family Court, your child’s case may be eligible for diversion and will not be brought before a judge. If your child’s case is sent to a judge, you will want an experienced lawyer to zealously represent your child. Know the difference between being adjudicated a youthful offender versus a juvenile delinquent. In Family Court, your child can be charged with a misdemeanor, a felony or a designated felony. Unlike Criminal Court, if your child’s case is brought to Family Court, bail is not set. Your child is either released to your custody or remanded to a detention facility. And also unlike Criminal Court, all trials are heard before a judge, not a jury.