If you or your child is facing criminal charges hire a juvenile defense attorney. Don’t kid yourself, the criminal adjudication of juveniles in Michigan can and often is as serious as the criminal charges that adults face. For instance, in Michigan a child convicted of juvenile crime can be sentenced to probation, incarceration, and even required to register as a sex offender. It is a common misconception that a juvenile criminal record is a non-public or secret record.
Juvenile defendants, like their adult counterparts, are entitled to constitutional rights. Some of the most important rights include the right to a trial by judge or jury. Juveniles are also entitled to motion practice and hearings, and the right to cross-examine their accusers.
The sooner you consult with a juvenile defense attorney the better. It is important that evidence is obtained and witnesses are questioned before evidence is lost and witnesses forget. Another important reason to have a defense attorney involved early on is so that you or your child is represented during police questioning. The police are very good at interrogation and will seek to elicit a criminal confession of the juvenile suspect.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a juvenile crime hire an experienced and aggressive juvenile defense attorney. Our firm is experienced in both criminal and juvenile defense. We investigate the crime seen, interview witnesses, accompany our clients to court, and protect out client’s rights. Hire experienced attorney Aaron J. Boria today.