Young people make mistakes. It’s part of growing up. Yet some young people’s bright futures are significantly altered when their mistakes result in legal consequences from the Minnesota Juvenile Court system.
If your child has been arrested and is facing a court date, it is important to speak to a lawyer who is experienced in protecting the rights of juveniles. Contact me, Woodbury Juvenile Crimes Lawyer Justin Schiks. I have a record of success representing minors in juvenile and adult court. I act in the best interests of young people arrested for all types of offenses, including:
One of my first goals when representing a client charged with a juvenile crime is to keep the case in juvenile court.
The juvenile justice system in Minnesota is focused more on rehabilitating young offenders rather than punishing them. If the offense is serious, however, the government will attempt to move the case to adult criminal court. If convicted, a minor could end up serving a sentence in adult prison, where rehabilitation is not a priority.
Many people assume that records of juvenile offenses are always sealed and, thus, will not have an impact on the young person’s future. That is not always the case. DWI and other traffic matters are always handled in adult court. The records of a 16 or 17-year old accused of careless driving or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are a matter of public record and can be viewed by anyone doing a records search.
As a Woodbury Juvenile Crimes Lawyer, I work to minimize the negative consequences of a juvenile’s encounter with the legal system. Don’t put your child’s future at risk. Learn how I can help by contacting or calling us 651-504-2564.
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