Juvenile crimes are difficult to handle, both for the juvenile going through the situation and the parents. The criminal defense lawyers at The Blanch Law Firm are sensitive to every issue facing the youths and the families fighting juvenile criminal charges. Our experienced juvenile crime defense attorneys will work with you to get the best possible outcome, and will advise you through the investigation, trial, appeal process and any other legal situation you may find yourself in. Our superior knowledge of juvenile law and years of experience in criminal trials is unmatched, and we possess a sophisticated background in all juvenile matters.
Juvenile Crime Penalties
The penalties for juvenile crimes affect not only the juvenile who committed the crime, but the parents/guardians as well. Each year about 200,000 defendants under 18 are sent to the adult system, known as criminal court, according to rough estimates. If a person under the age of 18 commits a crime, he or she may be sent to a reform school or another public institution until they are 18. They may also be placed in a foster home or, if returned to the parents, placed on probation or house arrest. For severe, or violent, crimes, a juvenile may even be tried as an adult.
After decades of “tough on crime” rhetoric by New York state, and federal, politicians, the penalties for juvenile crimes can be stiff. A common misconception is that if you are a juvenile, you will face much lighter penalties for felonies and misdemeanors, however there are currently 19 states that allow the execution of 16 and 17 year olds for the commission of capital crimes and 73 people are currently on death row for crimes they committed when they were that age. This factor alone shows how serious states treat juvenile crime.
Juvenile Crime Defense Attorneys
The Blanch Law firm handles all juvenile offenses, from minor traffic violations and DWI to serious felony level offenses. Some of the juvenile crimes we handle include:
- Shoplifting & Other Theft Offenses
- Property Destruction/Graffiti/Vandalism
- Marijuana Possession and other Drug Charges
- Sex Offenses
- Violent & High-Profile Crimes
- Computer Crimes
- Underage Drinking
At our office, clients receive quality defense representation with a focus on service as well as results. We take time to listen to clients, investigate the facts of their case and devise a comprehensive approach to their case that has resulted in many favorable results on behalf of clients throughout New York.
Contact The Blanch Law Firm
To speak with a juvenile crimes defense lawyer about your criminal defense concerns, Contact The Blanch Law Firm by calling 212-736-3900 to arrange an initial consultation.