Chicago Juvenile Defense Lawyer
Has Your Child Been Charged with a Crime?
Young people can run into trouble with the law due to associating with
the wrong people, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or due to
an error in judgment. Every young person deserves help, and to be given
a second chance.
In many cases, just an arrest is enough punishment. The fear and anxiety
of being caught in the criminal justice system can be real wake-up call.
Unfortunately, the penalties don't end after an arrest. There is the
criminal trial and the penalty phase.
In serious criminal charges, there could be an attempt to move a juvenile
case into adult court, which is very dangerous. As the juvenile court
system is geared more toward rehabilitation rather than punishment, you
would not want a juvenile case transferred to adult criminal court. If
the prosecutor tries to do so, it is time to fight this effort, hard.
At my firm, Law Offices of Mitch Furman, I have a great deal of compassion
for young people caught in the justice system, and can be counted upon
to do everything possible to help the young person avoid a conviction.
DUI, Vandalism, Theft Crimes, Drug Crimes & Violent Crimes
Searching for a lawyer for a juvenile crime case in Chicago? Whether your
child is facing charges of
DUI, a theft crime such as burglary or shoplifting, a drug offense or is accused of a
violent crime, I should analyze the facts of the case immediately. I have a great depth
of knowledge about the criminal justice system as well as the juvenile
court system, and what to do to reduce the damage to a young person's
future opportunities. As a DUI conviction will have a big impact on the
ability to get a job, entry into certain colleges and will restrict any
ability to drive a vehicle, this is a real problem for a young person
Possible Juvenile DUI Penalties
A first offense will lead to:
- A minimum 2 years of license suspension
- Up to 1 year in prison
- A fine as high as $2,500
This is in a situation in which no accident took place. A 3rd underage
DUI will be filed as a felony, and a conviction will completely destroy
the future opportunities of the convicted underage driver.
Need a Lawyer for a Juvenile Criminal Case in Chicago?
In other charges, such as shoplifting, the level of the charge will be
based upon the value of the goods that were allegedly stolen. It may be
filed as a misdemeanor or felony. In violent crimes, the same is true.
Bodily injuries will lead to felony charges. In drug crimes, if it is
believed that your child was involved in an illicit drug operation, dealing
drugs, or providing drugs to others, felony drug charges will be filed.
Do not take any chances when you choose an attorney. Ensure that you have
legal counsel that is highly dedicated to you and your child, and is ready
to fight for any advantage.