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Juvenile Crimes

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.

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Juvenile Crimes

Lawyer Defending Those Facing Juvenile Offenses in St. Paul, MN

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:

  • Shoplifting and other forms of theft
  • Underage drinking
  • Drug offenses, including possession and sales
  • Underage DUI/DWI
  • Traffic offenses
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Assault
  • Weapons offenses
  • Homicide
Keeping Juveniles’ Cases in Juvenile Court

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.

Protecting Their Future

As a Woodbury Juvenile Crimes Lawyer 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 calling 651-504-2564.

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    5 star service. Hands down the most professional, sincere, caring, and personally involved lawyer I have had on behalf of my life. I have had Justin represent me over the past few years covering things from traffic violations to a felony and have been pleased with the result every time. Not only that, I have recommended him to friends and family and they have nothing but nice things to say as well.”

    Samuel
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    Justin made a huge impact on my life, and gave me the second chance I needed to be successful in staying sober and living a "normal" life. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is facing criminal charges, because he's not just in it for the money. He truly wants to make a difference in people's lives.”

    Jenna, A Previous Client
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    Professional, Trustworthy, Knowledgeable dependable! Where do i start with the qualities of Justin Schiks, he is in a word Professional and i would refer Justin to everyone i know.”

    Malcolm, A Previous Client
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    I found myself in need of a criminal attorney as I was talking to Justin I was immediately put at ease and I knew I was in great hands. He is by far the most professional and personable lawyer I have ever worked with. He kept me up to date on everything that was happening in my case and helped keep my mind at ease and kept me relaxed and not stressed. If I ever find myself in need of a lawyer again. He will be my FIRST call. I highly recommend him to everyone.”

    Dean
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    All I can say is that Justin Schiks saved me from what was a train wreck waiting to happen. I had a different criminal attorney that gave me very bad legal advice and did a plea that I never should have done. I thought my fate was sealed, but Justin said nothing is ever in set stone. He was able to get my plea reduced; resulting in dramatically reduced my sentence.”

    Anonymous, A Previous Client