JUVENILE DEFENSE (DELINQUENT)
Juvenile crimes are all illegal acts committed by a person below the legal age of 18. In the past, juvenile crimes were greatly overlooked and thought of as part of the “growing” experience. Today, juveniles committing crimes face serious, life-altering legal consequences. Juvenile crimes are no longer considered small problems.
Increasingly, prosecutors are charging juveniles (who are accused of more severe crimes) as adults. If a juvenile filed on as an adult, the case will progress the same as an adult case. A convicted juvenile offender faces various legal penalties, which may include: prison time, court-ordered counseling, probation, community service, and monetary fines. Juvenile charges should never be taken lightly. Even though a minor committed the crime, he/she will be subject to severe legal penalties, if convicted. Greer Law Firm can advise the minor of their rights, negotiate charges, and can prevent the minor from being charged as an adult. Most importantly, we make sure that the minor has a second chance at life.