If your juvenile child has been charged with a crime in Massachusetts, you need to act quickly to find an attorney. The longer you wait to find an attorney, the more likely it is that your child could face the penalties associated with the crime they were accused of committing. Today, we will look at the questions you should ask when choosing a juvenile defense attorney for your child.
If your underage child is ever charged with a crime in Massachusetts, you need to take this situation seriously. The severity of a juvenile charge should never be underestimated. Your child is facing fines, jail time and even a record that could stick with him or her for quite a while. Let's take a look at the severity of a juvenile charge in today's post.
The juvenile justice system is in place in Massachusetts and throughout the country in an effort to help minors avoid being treated as adults. Many crimes committed by minors are just that, minor. They are not serious enough to warrant charges as an adult, which could put them at a disadvantage early on in life.
We all know that there are two categories of charges when it comes to committing a crime. People can be charged as adults and people can be charged as juveniles. It all depends on the age of the person who committed the crime, the severity of the crime and the laws of Massachusetts regarding the crime committed. But, what if an adult was involved in the commission of a crime with a juvenile? How is this handled?