The juvenile court system is much different than the adult criminal court system. The outcomes of cases in juvenile court are typically far less predictable than those cases in adult criminal court. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean your son or daughter is without rights.
Juvenile proceedings, unlike adult criminal court proceedings, are closed to the public. Additionally, juvenile court records are sealed and confidential. Another characteristic of juvenile court is the ability for the court to find the parents of the juvenile offender liable for a damages caused by their son or daughter.
Despite the differences from adult criminal court, juvenile proceedings are very serious and can subject a juvenile to a period of incarceration, fines, community services, or probation.
At Henderson Law Group, our St. Louis juvenile law attorneys handle a wide variety of juvenile crimes, including:
Contact the St. Louis juvenile law attorneys of Henderson Law Group today for a free consultation and to learn what your child’s criminal charge may mean for them. Our criminal defense attorneys stand ready 24/7 to aggressively protect your child’s rights and defend their freedom.