Juvenile Crimes Lawyer in Aurora
We Prioritize the Freedom & the Future of Your Child
In the state of Illinois, juvenile crimes are just as serious as other criminal charges. Though they carry a different set of consequences, juvenile crimes can negatively affect your child's freedom and future. At The Law Offices of David Lee, we understand how stressful this situation can be. We know that your child is your first priority, which is why we do everything in our power to secure the best possible outcome in your child's case. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, it's important that you seek the assistance of an Aurora juvenile criminal defense attorney who understands the legal process and the seriousness of your situation. With more than 16 years of combined experience handling even very complex litigation, we can answer your questions, illuminate your options, and prepare a strong defense on your child's behalf.
Is your child facing juvenile crime charges? Call our firm today at (630) 901-8700 to schedule a consultation with our team.
How are Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings Different from Adult Criminal Proceedings?
In the eyes of the law, a "juvenile" is anyone under the age of 18. Though juvenile crimes are considered quite serious by the state of Illinois, they differ in a number of key ways from adult criminal charges.
These differences include:
- The parents of a juvenile defendant are required to attend every court appearance
- Juvenile delinquency proceedings are not open to the public
- Juveniles do not have a "right" to a trial by jury
- A prosecutor may object to a court supervision sentence for criminal offenses
- Juveniles can be incarcerated in the Juvenile Department of Corrections until age 21
In certain instances, juveniles may be tried as adults. This can be the case for more serious offenses such as murder or criminal sexual assault.
Types of Juvenile Cases We Handle
At The Law Offices of David Lee, we have experience handling a variety of different juvenile crimes cases.
Our Aurora juvenile criminal defense attorneys can assist you with the following:
- Criminal damage to property
- Retail theft/theft
- Burglary/residential burglary
- Unlawful possession of cannabis
- Unlawful possession of a controlled substance
- Possession with intent to deliver
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Battery/aggravated battery
- Disorderly conduct
- Robbery/aggravated robbery
- Criminal sexual assault
Depending on the nature of the alleged crime, penalties for juvenile criminal charges vary but typically include probation, incarceration, conditional discharge, court supervision, public service, fines, drug and alcohol counseling, electronic home monitoring, or a combination of these penalties.
Trust Our Aggressive & Experienced Attorneys
As a skilled litigator with years of experience, both as a prosecutor and on the side of the accused, our Aurora juvenile criminal defense attorney is prepared to do everything possible to protect the freedom and future of your child. We understand how the juvenile criminal process works and can use this knowledge to craft a strong defense. Prosecutors are not any less severe when it comes to juvenile cases—in fact, they often seek the maximum penalties for juvenile criminal charges. It's crucial that you have a skilled lawyer on your side who can level the playing field.
Contact our firm today at (630) 901-8700 to find out how we can help you with your juvenile criminal case.