The criminal justice system and the juvenile justice system are two independent entities. While some of the concepts used in one differs from the other, there are many similarities. Whether you are facing a charge or your child is facing one, we can help you evaluate the possible defenses you might launch for the case.
There are many different things to look at when you are facing criminal charges. One of these is finding out what you might do if you are going to go to trial. For adults, this would likely be a jury trial, but for juveniles, this is a trial before a judge. In each case, you have to think about the person or people who will hear your case. The defense has to be tailored to them.
You also need to consider the possible penalties. There are some cases that end when the defendant and the prosecutor come to an agreement about the case. A plea deal isn’t appropriate if you didn’t commit the crime; however, if there is clear evidence that you did, you might consider a plea deal. This agreement may help you keep the penalties that you are facing to less than the maximum.
Some people don’t want to entertain a plea deal, which is understandable. In this case, you need to think of your defense as a marathon that requires pacing yourself. Keep things moving forward but don’t try to rush through things. We can help you as you fight against the charges from the start of your case through the finish.