A Juvenile Charge or Conviction Can be Life Altering.
Our Defense Attorneys have the Care, Compassion, and Dedication to Ensure That a Juvenile Charged with a Criminal Offense is Protected and Defended.
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys
Juvenile delinquency law is unique because it combines both civil law and criminal law. While juvenile delinquency law was initially meant to rehabilitate young offenders, it has changed into an area where juvenile records and adjudications can follow your children into adulthood. Many people do not realize that juvenile adjudications typically stay on a criminal record until the child reaches the age of 31-years-old. In some cases, an experienced juvenile defense attorney will know how to take advantage of programs and court rules to allow a record to be purged at 18-years-old.
If your child is charged with a felony, misdemeanor, or other delinquent conduct, the Juvenile Defense Attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. can provide a caring, dedicated, and passionate defense.
Experienced Defense Attorneys for Minors
Many lawyers exclusively handle adult criminal cases or have general practices where they rarely, if ever, handle a juvenile delinquency case. We have decades of juvenile delinquency defense experience.
The juvenile defense attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., know the juvenile justice system in Michigan, the judges, referees, prosecutors, police, and the resources available to help young people. We represent children and teens facing criminal charges throughout Michigan and Juvenile cases in Oakland County, Macomb County, Washtenaw County, Wayne County, and Livingston County.
Juvenile Court Penalties
Another common misconception in juvenile delinquency law is the belief that juvenile offenders face the same maximum penalties that an adult would face if charged with a similar offense. Under juvenile law, misdemeanors and felonies do not have a maximum or minimum jail sentence. A juvenile can be held in custody until their 19th birthday and even longer under some circumstances. The possibility of years of detention is possible even for a 90-day misdemeanor if committed by an adult.
Protecting Your Child’s Future
Young people make mistakes. Sometimes that mistake can be hanging out with the wrong people. Other times, a minor may be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s easy for young people to get pressured by peers into doing the wrong thing. And it’s easy for adults, including police, to be suspicious of minors even when there is not much evidence.
At LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., our juvenile defense attorneys are here to protect your young person from false charges, overcharges, and unfair or overly harsh treatment by the police, prosecutors, and the court system.
When a juvenile is charged, we look at all the facts and present a complete picture to the court. We know how to present evidence to the court to maximize its positive impact and mitigating value. If there is a juvenile adjudication, we want to ensure that any sentence they receive does the best and the least damage. If the charges are unjustified or excessive, we will do everything possible to get the case dismissed or the charges reduced.
If you want your child, grandchild, or dependent treated by their defense attorney with patience, compassion, and dedication, we are available to work with your family. We will find a way to help, and we are not afraid to win!
Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete a Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.