If your child is accused of a criminal charge in a delinquency proceeding, your child needs an experienced attorney. The juvenile code is complicated and quite unlike a typical criminal charge. Often, there are a number of inter-disciplinary team members in court who are advocating for the “best interests of the child,” which is not necessarily what is best from your child’s perspective, based on the criminal or delinquency charges.
Juvenile delinquency proceedings are not at all similar to proceedings for an adult facing criminal charges. In fact, should your child be adjudicated three times, even for minor offenses, the court may have no choice but to order placement out of home or commit a child to the Division of Youth Corrections.
Kathy McGuire understands that what may seem minor can and often does have lifelong effects on a child. For instance, certain charges may effect a child’s ability to receive financial aid in college, obtain a job in the future, attend college or enter the military.
Kathy McGuire has years of experience representing children charged in delinquency proceedings and understands how to work with the various participants in the courtroom to achieve the best possible outcome for the child, whether that means a trial and potential acquittal of the charges or diverting the child from the proceedings altogether.
Do not take any chances with your child’s life and contact Kathleen McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an initial consultation.
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