Chicago Juvenile Crimes Lawyer
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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.
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.
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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 Alone
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.
Contact us today and discuss your legal options with our Chicago attorney.
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Steve did a great job on my case. It was my first arrest and Steve took the time to explain the process and made me feel comfortable.- Happy Client
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