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DuPage, Kane And Cook County Juvenile Crime Defense Attorneys

Experienced Handling Of Juvenile Cases in Illinois

In Illinois, a juvenile crime is any offense committed by a minor (an individual 16 years of age or younger). In a federal juvenile case, a juvenile is any individual under the age of 17. It is important to know that some juvenile offenses can be prosecuted as adult crimes with adult penalties.

Juvenile crimes can range from underage drinking to drugs or theft crimes. Common examples of juvenile crimes include:

  • Criminal Trespass
  • Drug Possession
  • DUI
  • Illegal Consumption by a Minor
  • Possession of a Fake ID
  • Theft/Burglary
  • Traffic Offenses
  • School Fights, Assault and Battery
  • Weapon Offense

Why You Need to Retain Legal Defense Now

A juvenile case can cause extreme stress for a family and can also result in negative repercussions for the minor. If you or your child or loved one has been charged with a juvenile offense, it is imperative that you retain the legal services of a criminal defense attorney immediately.

A criminal defense attorney can negotiate with judges and prosecutors to have a minor's charges dismissed or reduced. He can also help the minor receive mental treatment, counseling or probation, as opposed to a jail sentence.

If you choose to retain the services of our criminal defense attorneys at Martin & Kent, L.L.C., we will do everything possible to show that your child is not a criminal, but simply a youth who used poor judgment. It is imperative that your child be proven innocent, or else they can face adverse repercussions for the rest of their life including:

  • They can be forced to register as a sex offender (if convicted of a sex crime)
  • They can become ineligible for government student aid (if convicted of a drug crime)
  • They can face limited career options in the future

When you need to secure tried-and-true legal services, you can count on our team at Martin & Kent, L.L.C. to deliver. We have 42 years of combined criminal law experience and have handled over 10,000 cases.

For more information about how we can help you and your family, contact our DuPage County criminal defense office for a free consultation today!