Criminal Defense Attorneys in Westchester County
If your child has committed some act that violates the law and is between
the ages 7 to 15 years old he or she has entered the criminal justice
system as a juvenile delinquent. Juvenile delinquency can have a number
of negative implications for your child’s future, especially if
you fail to hire an experienced legal advocate to defend their future.
Most of the proceedings are deemed to be rehabilitative in nature but there
can be several collateral consequences, in addition to interaction with
police officers and the Family Court, including disciplinary proceedings
at school (detention, suspension and/or expulsion are examples), CPS/ACS
investigations that involve both the child and the parents/caregivers
and possible exposure to criminal prosecution or Family Court action for
the parent/caregiver. Every child and parent’s situation is different
and our office knows that protecting the child and the family is paramount
in the scope of our representation.
We have the resources to not only defend the case but we can also offer
suggestions to the family if additional help is needed such as counseling.
At Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP, our attorneys are passionate about
protecting the rights of children accused of a juvenile crime. We have
more than 50 years of combined experience working in the legal field and
our founding attorney has co-authored national bestsellers on DWI and
general criminal defense. Our firm understands the importance of each
case and we strive to build your defense through innovative legal methods
in order to preserve your child’s future.
Call (914) 840-5014 for a free consultation with our criminal defense lawyers.
About Juvenile Crime
Anyone under the age of 16 who is accused of a crime or arrested may face
penalties under the juvenile justice system including the New York Family
Court. Unlike the adult justice system, juvenile court aims to rehabilitate
children caught doing wrong rather than dole out unnecessarily harsh punishments.
That being said, it is very important to defend your child’s rights
Our juvenile defense attorneys can work with you and your family to evaluate
the details of your case, the charges, previous criminal record and any
other additional factors. In some cases involving older children or particularly
serious crimes, the juvenile may be charged as an adult. In these cases,
our firm can work with you to build a strong case and portray your child’s
case in the best possible light.
Common juvenile crimes include:
- Underage drinking
- Traffic violations
- Drug possession
- Curfew violations
- Fake ID
- Sexual misconduct
Let Our Skilled Attorneys Defend Your Child
The penalties for juvenile crimes vary depending on the age of your child,
the severity of the crime, and whether or not the child has a juvenile
record. Consequences under the juvenile justice system may include juvenile
detention, mandatory counseling, driver’s license revocation, house
arrest, probation, or community service.
Going through the legal complexities of a juvenile crime can be very difficult,
which is why it is so important to have a good attorney on your side.
Our lawyers can explain the process of your case, prepare you for hearings,
review pertinent legal documents, gather necessary evidence, and provide
representation in court if necessary.
To speak with one of our attorneys, contact Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP
and schedule your free consultation.