Brooklyn Juvenile Crimes Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney for Juvenile Crimes in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island and Queens
In New York, minors who are accused of a crime may be prosecuted differently than adults. They may be prosecuted in a family court or a criminal court. If the legal matter is resolved in a family court, the minor likely not receive a criminal conviction. If the prosecution of the offense is resolved in a criminal court, the minor may or may not end up with a criminal conviction. However, criminal court proceedings may result in severe consequences. Often times, juvenile criminal cases are handled in the New York Family Court system in an effort to guide juvenile offenders toward a better life as opposed to punishment.
It is important to have a criminal defense lawyer in your corner when your child is facing criminal charges to ensure that he or she has the benefit of effective counsel and defense. Contact Brooklyn criminal defense attorney Michael Redenburg as soon as possible for a consultation. He serves clients in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island and Queens.
A juvenile crime may be any criminal offense, including driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, shoplifting and other theft crimes, vandalism, trespassing, drug charges, carjacking, gang crimes, assault, battery, and weapons charges. The effect of a criminal conviction can be very damaging to a minor's future, putting academic and career opportunities at risk.
Under New York law, a juvenile who has committed an act that would constitute a crime if it were committed by an adult can face consequences from a family court referred to as dispositions. Such dispositions include conditional discharge, probation, placement (removal from the family home), and restrictive placement (placement in a jurisdictional facility).
Work with a Brooklyn Juvenile Crimes Defense Lawyer
Because of the adverse consequences that can occur to a juvenile following a juvenile offense, it is vital that you work with a criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with the New York juvenile legal process. Attorney Redenburg can help defend juvenile offenders throughout the greater Brooklyn area and stands ready to assist you and your son or daughter with capable and effective legal representation.
Is your child facing a juvenile crime charge? Contact the Brooklyn juvenile crimes lawyers at the firm for a case review today!