Criminal Defense Services For Minors
When someone 17 years old or younger is charged with a crime, the legal proceedings start by default in juvenile court. The juvenile court system is distinct from the criminal courts where adults are tried. Juvenile court records remain confidential, for instance, and bail bonds are not used — a juvenile defendant is either held in custody until their arraignment, or released directly to their parents with the promise that they will appear in juvenile court when summoned.
Parents play a large role in the juvenile court system. One the most important decisions you will make is choosing a lawyer to represent you and your son or daughter. At the Law Offices of James E. Sulick, LLC, we have more than 38 years of experience representing both adult and juvenile defendants. We have a thorough knowledge of the juvenile court system and we will help you understand your rights and your options from the start of your legal matter until it is resolved.
A Minor Defense Strategy Tailored To Your Family's Needs
Some juvenile offenses can be transferred to the adult criminal court system; class A and class B felonies, for instance, are automatically tried as adult offenses. This can lead to much more serious consequences, but moving to an adult court is not inevitable. Part of our strategy is to employ legal mechanisms that will keep a case in the juvenile system whenever possible. When that is not an option, we also have the experience necessary to defend your son or daughter as an adult.
We represent young people facing a wide range of criminal charges, including:
School disciplinary issues such as fights at school, bringing contraband to school, bullying, and weapons at school
Computer crimes such as the creation or transmission of illicit photos, i.e. sexting
A Criminal Charge Doesn't Have To Last A Lifetime
Criminal charges can be disruptive in anyone's life, and that can be especially true for young people who are still learning where they fit in the world. When you work with the Law Offices of James E. Sulick, LLC, our experienced criminal defense attorney will work aggressively to minimize the impact of criminal charges on your son or daughter's future.
To learn more about out juvenile defense services, call 860-644-4700 or email us and schedule a free initial consultation.
Open Monday through Friday, our law office is located in South Windsor. Saturday appointments are available by request.