When a juvenile has been charged with a crime, the case is ordinarily handled in Family Court, where the focus is more on rehabilitation than punishment.
A family court judge has many options for the placement of a juvenile offender besides incarceration. In cases when the charge is very serious, the case can be referred to adult court, where the sentences are much harsher.
Meanwhile, an innocent juvenile defendant has all of the same rights as an adult defendant, except for a jury trial.
The attorneys at Benedict and Altman have extensive experience representing juvenile defendants.
We can discuss your case and choose the course of action that is right for you. Every case is handled in a confidential and discreet manner. To set up your free initial consultation, contact Benedict and Altman today.