Was Your Child Accused Of A Crime?
Many parents think juvenile delinquency is a minor matter that will not result in long-term consequences for their child. Unfortunately, a finding of juvenile delinquency can be devastating to your child now and in the future.
At Cataldo Law Offices, L.L.C, our lawyers are here to protect your child against the present issues he or she is facing as well as the future consequences. While our law office is in Franklin, we’re also available in Wellesley, and we represent juveniles in the Boston metro area and throughout Massachusetts. Call 508-570-2025 for a free initial consultation.
What Are The Consequences Of Juvenile Delinquency?
Here are just some of the consequences a juvenile may face:
- Expulsion from school
- Driver’s license revocation
- Denial of student loans
- Restrictions on where your child can travel
- Extensive court supervision
- The need to wear a GPS device
- Detention in a juvenile facility
- Lifetime registration as a sex offender
- Trial as an adult with adult consequences
In addition, if your child is charged with a crime in the future, he or she may be treated more harshly based on their juvenile record.
The state will be represented by a district attorney who wants to appear tough on juvenile crime. Now is the time to seek vigorous representation of an experienced defense attorney.
Examples Of Juvenile Offenses
Examples of the types of juvenile offenses we handle include:
- Underage drinking
- Teenage DUI/OUI
- Drug possession and distribution
- Shoplifting and petty theft crimes
- Gang-related offenses
- Felony theft
- Property crimes, vandalism
- Sex offenses such as date rape
- Vehicular homicide
School disciplinary hearings: In addition to handling criminal charges, our attorneys represent juveniles in school disciplinary matters. In Massachusetts, a juvenile convicted of a felony can be expelled from the public school they attend and denied admission to any others as well.