Russo Law Offices

Juvenile Offenders/Juvenile Court
Do Juvenile Offenders Need a Lawyer?

Juvenile offenders not only need a lawyer, the law requires that a juvenile offender have a lawyer. If your child is going before a juvenile court judge, talk to a lawyer with juvenile court experience. Call the Russo Law Offices in Wheaton, Illinois.

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When a person under 17 is charged with a crime, the juvenile court’s objective is to punish the offender, but in a way that makes the offender into a productive citizen. Attorney Richard Russo has the experience and concern to know the options available and present the case to the juvenile court.

  • What is in the best interest of the minor? The juvenile court and the juvenile’s attorney should be focused on what resolution of the case is best for the child. When someone under age 17 is charged, you need a lawyer who knows the juvenile court system, knows the punishments available and can evaluate what is best for the individual minor.
  • The proceeding and the record are closed. To protect the minor’s future, the public cannot be at a juvenile court hearing. The hearing and any records are sealed from public view. This gives the minor an opportunity to start adult life without a damaging criminal record.
  • Talk to a lawyer who knows the alternatives. Experience is important. At our law firm, you will have an attorney who knows the Chicagoland juvenile court systems, knows the options available for sentencing and cares about the future of the minor child.

Whatever charge your minor child may be facing – underage drinking, possession of alcohol, shoplifting, truancy, drug possession, assault, sexual assault – going to juvenile court is serious. It is also an opportunity to deal in a positive manner with a difficult legal problem.

At the Russo Law Offices in Wheaton and Chicago, you can be assured of finding the right lawyer to help a juvenile offender facing juvenile court. Attorney Richard Russo, using all the resources of the Associated Legal Services Chartered, provides experienced representation for clients who require a personal injury lawyer or criminal defense lawyer.

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