Anyone under the age of 16 accused of a crime is eligible for treatment in the closed proceedings offered by the juvenile court system. This is a unique system, with significant differences from the adult court system. At Brown Paindiris & Scott, we understand the differences. We are experienced in this system. We know the steps to take to protect children who have been charged with crimes.
Defense Against All Types Of Juvenile Charges
Since 1977, we have been standing up for the rights of juveniles accused of all crimes, including:
- Marijuana possession and other drug crimes
- Rape and other sex crimes
- Drunk driving
- Underage drinking charges
Juveniles over age 14 accused of certain high level felonies may be pushed into the adult court system. This may be mandatory, particularly in the case of high-level sex crimes. Our lawyers have the strength to defend juveniles who have been escalated to the adult court system.
Expulsions And School-Related Matters
If your child was arrested on or outside of school grounds, the charge could lead to suspension or expulsion. While there is very little that can be done about a suspension, expulsions can be fought and we can fight them. Children facing expulsion have the right to a hearing, where we can represent them. Not only will we fight to protect them from facing criminal charges, we will fight to keep them in school.
Learn More About Our Criminal Defense Attorneys
These cases are handled by:
More information about criminal defense cases: Review our frequently asked questions about juvenile criminal defense cases as well as our criminal law articles.
Contact Our Connecticut Assault Lawyers
With four offices throughout central Connecticut, we are a convenient source of cost-effective and practical legal solutions. Contact us for a free consultation to find out more about what our Hartford juvenile crimes attorneys can do for you.