Chicago Juvenile Crimes Lawyer
Call (312) 436-0638 to Get Experienced Legal Representation
In Illinois and many other states across the country, a juvenile crime
occurs when a minor under the age of 17 commits a criminal offense. Juvenile
courts are completely separate from the courts which process adult crimes.
While penalties for juvenile crimes are often less severe than an adult
court’s punishment for the same crime, they can be quite harsh depending
on a minor’s age and the severity of the charge.
If your child has been accused of a juvenile crime in Illinois, the
Law Office of Steven Fine is ready to fight for you. With more than 20 years of experience, our
Chicago criminal defense attorney has established himself as a top-rated and highly successful member of
Illinois’ legal community.
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Overview of Juvenile Delinquency Matters
Juvenile delinquency laws involve crimes committed by children who are
referred to as minors. In Illinois, the maximum age allowed for a case
to be prosecuted in the juvenile court is 16 for most juvenile felony
offenses and 17 years of age for juvenile misdemeanor offenses. Juveniles
mostly have the same rights as adults, such as the right to remain silent,
the right to cross-examine witnesses, the right to an attorney, and the
right to require that the state proves their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Common juvenile crimes in Illinois include:
- Underage drinking
- Disturbing the peace
- Curfew violations
- Drug possession or distribution
- Resisting arrest
Do Not Risk Fighting These Charges without Our Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer
We all make mistakes in our youth. Sometimes it is an innocent mistake,
while other times it can be an act of poor judgment. If we are not careful,
these mistakes can have a substantial impact in the future.
Attorney Fine possesses the extensive knowledge of state law to guide you through the
intricacies of the legal system and obtain the most favorable result possible.
Call (312) 436-0638 to discuss your legal options today.