Written By: Robert King, Esq.
Legal Review By: Greg Colavecchia, Esq.
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Rochester Juvenile Crime Defense Lawyer

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Being accused of a crime at a young age can be a traumatic experience. Families who have a child accused of a crime in the state of New York should hire a criminal defense attorney to protect the future wellbeing of their child and protect the family’s reputation. At King Law, we are committed to protecting your child’s rights, reputation, and freedom.

Our Rochester criminal defense attorney can thoroughly review your child’s case and determine all of their available legal options in order to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

Facing A Two Court System

Juveniles are prosecuted in two courts: family court and criminal court.

If your child is prosecuted and the matter is resolved in family court, the proceedings cannot lead to a criminal conviction. However, even if the charges do not result in a criminal conviction, your child can still experience harsh penalties, such as conditional discharge, probation, and restrictive placement. When juveniles are detained in family court, trials often occur much quicker than they do in criminal court.

On the other hand, children ages 14 to 16 may be tried in criminal court. This is especially true for children accused of committing a violent crime, sex crime, or drug crime. In many cases, prosecutors will push for these cases to be taken to criminal court to “make an example” out of the accused child. Without the legal representation from a lawyer, a minor could face years in prison, fines, and a permanent criminal record.

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Our Rochester criminal defense attorney understands the stresses your child is up against as you evaluate the possibilities of their future being severely compromised. Our track record of success demonstrates how passionate and aggressive we are about either getting our client’s cases dismissed or their charges significantly reduced.

Contact us and schedule a free consultation today.