Juvenile Cases

Juvenile Cases

The Boston criminal defense attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. understand that juveniles charged with criminal offenses face the same types of consequences as their adult counterparts. Our criminal defense lawyers know, though, that defending juveniles requires a unique understanding and experience, different from representing adults. We have amassed decades of success representing juveniles facing criminal charges and are aware of the nuances and the distinct challenges defending young individuals entails. Our criminal attorneys have a keen appreciation of how the Massachusetts Juvenile System can affect the rest of your child's life, both positively and negatively. We have all made mistakes as young people and the lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. will help your children avoid letting criminal charges continue to affect their lives.

Call the Boston, Cambridge, and Quincy criminal attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. today at 617-225-2100 for a free consultation.

Parent Responsibilities

In a world where children often engage in very adult activities at a young age, juvenile cases present particular problems for children and parents alike. While the children face the charges, the parents are often responsible for ensuring their children's compliance with court appearances and orders from the Judge. Of course, the stakes are very high, not just when facing commitment to Department of Youth Services institutions for their actions, but also for young children, who some day may wish to attend college, join the military or need a job that involves a background check.

Stiffer Penalties

Additionally, sometimes children are charged in the adult District and Superior courts as "Youthful Offenders," and they are exposed to higher penalties, including state prison. However, because most of the time children are not charged in the adult District Court, where the minimum age is 17, there are many options to protect children who have been charged, or who may be charged.

With several former prosecutors at Bellotti Law Group, we know how the Juvenile system can both help and hinder children as they move forward in life. Call a Boston criminal defense lawyer today at 617-225-2100. Contact us today to discuss your case or issue!

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