Phil Weinberg on Juvenile Charges
The decisions a young person makes can have an outsized impact on his or her adult life. A juvenile offense can have a serious effect on your child’s educational and employment prospects. If your son or daughter made a bad decision or is accused of doing so, an accomplished lawyer can be instrumental in mitigating the potential damage of a juvenile offense. I am juvenile criminal defense attorney. If your child is facing charges, I will work diligently to provide effective, creative strategies to help him or her through this difficult and frightening time.
With more than a quarter century of legal experience, I have taken on all types of juvenile charges, including:
- Underage DUI
- Criminal mischief
- Shoplifting and other theft
- Drug crimes
- Assault and other violent crimes
While the purpose of juvenile court is to help offenders rehabilitate themselves, a strong advocate, such as myself, can play a vital role in protecting your child’s rights.
Seeking Out The Best Possible Solution
In every case, whether I am representing an adult or a minor, my first goal is to obtain a dismissal of the charges. When dismissal is not a viable option, I will push hard to have your child enrolled in a diversion program, which allows juveniles to make restitution and complete community service. If the program is completed, the charge will not be placed on your child’s public criminal record.
I understand the potential long-term consequences of any conviction. If under the circumstances of the case, a plea agreement is the best case scenario, I will file a motion with the court to seal the court records at the conclusion of the case. This way, your child’s offense will not be visible to background-checking companies or other interested parties.