Boston Area Juvenile Crimes Criminal Defense Attorneys
Compassionate, Aggressive Legal Representation For Minors Accused Of, Or Charged With A Crime
In Massachusetts anyone under age 17 is considered a minor for the purposes of the criminal legal system. However, just because your child is under the age of 17 it doesn’t mean that the state can’t prosecute your child as an adult. Massachusetts has youthful offender statutes that allow the district attorney to seek the same penalties an adult would receive if your child were found guilty of the charged offense. On the other hand there are situations where a juvenile court judge could find a juvenile delinquent rather than guilty of a crime. If a minor is found delinquent then he or she could be sent to lock-down facility for juvenile delinquents.
If your child has been arrested by local police or is facing a criminal complaint at a clerk magistrates hearing it is important that you hire an experienced juvenile criminal defense lawyer. The juvenile court system is different than the district and superior court system that handles criminal matters for adults. It is important that you hire an attorney that knows the rules and procedures of the juvenile court.
For over thirty years, the juvenile crimes lawyers at The Noonan Defense Firm have been representing the interests of minors charged with the following crimes:
- Drug Crimes
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol
- Possession of a Fake Identification
- Malicious Destruction of Property
- Disturbing the Peace
- Assault and Battery
- Violent Crimes
- Threat to Commit a Crime
- Sex Crimes
- Use Without Authority (Joyriding)
- Operating Without a License
- Making Obscene or Harassing Telephone Calls
- Criminal Trespass
A juvenile criminal record will follow your child for the rest of his or her life. Our attorneys know the legal system. We will do everything we can to prevent your child from getting a criminal record. In situations where your child has been charged with a misdemeanor we will push the court to place your child in a diversion program where upon completing so many hours of community services his or her charges will be dropped.
Brockton – Greater Boston Area Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorneys – Initial Consultations Are Always Free
Our knowledgeable and experienced Brockton Juvenile Crimes Criminal Lawyers at The Noonan Defense Firm are available to assist clients throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Plymouth County including Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Hingham, Wareham, Middleboro; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham; and Middlesex County including Cambridge, Lowell, Somerville, Newton, Framingham, Malden, Chelsea, Everett, Arlington, Medford and Waltham; and Essex County including Lynn, Lawrence and Salem; and the greater Greater Boston area including Revere, Dorchester and Roxbury.
No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. Call our Brockton Criminal Lawyers to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 584-6955 and you will have taken your first step to find out how best to confront this important matter. You can also click here to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.