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Juvenile Crimes Attorneys in Wilkes-Barre

Strong Legal Representation in Luzerne & Lackawanna Counties

When a minor is accused of a crime, their entire future is at risk. At Mack Law Offices, we believe that a child’s mistake should not define him or her forever. Our Wilkes-Barre juvenile crimes lawyers are committed to aggressively fighting to protect your child’s rights and freedom.

With 48 years of combined criminal defense experience, our attorneys have the knowledge and skills to effectively defend minors against their charges. We have an extensive understanding of the juvenile court system and can work to build a strong case on your child’s behalf.

To discuss your case with our knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys, dial (570) 258-8285 now.

How Judges May Rule in Juvenile Criminal Cases

In Pennsylvania, there is a wide variety of juvenile crimes. Some of the most common include underage DUI, drug possession, assault charges, and theft.

Just because an individual who is defending against these charges is an adolescent, does not mean that the courts will be lenient. Those convicted of a juvenile crime could end up spending months or even years in confinement.

When sentencing a minor, there are several possible punishments that a judge can choose from, including:

  • House arrest/home confinement
  • Placement with a non-parent/non-guardian
  • Juvenile detention center
  • Secured juvenile facilities
  • Probation following juvenile detention facility
  • Adult jail
  • Juvenile jail and then an adult facility

Fortunately, when a minor is convicted of a crime, there are alternatives to incarceration. Juvenile crimes judges are given the discretion to create a sentence or rehabilitation program that is best for the individual.

A judge’s disposition order may include a combination of options such as:

  • Giving a minor a verbal warning
  • Making a minor pay a fine or restitution
  • Requiring a juvenile to attend counseling
  • Ordering an adolescent to complete community service
  • Requiring electronic monitoring
  • Ordering a minor to enter probation

Reliable Criminal Defense

At Mack Law Offices, we protect the rights of young people in trouble with the law. When you work with our Wilkes-Barre juvenile crimes attorneys, you can be confident that you have a skilled legal advocate by your side. We can use all our resources to do everything legally possible to reduce your sentencing or drop the charges altogether.

Contact our reputable criminal defense firm today at (570) 258-8285 to schedule your free consultation.

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