Juvenile Charges, Crimes or Offenses
Attorney Bill Sherry vigorously defends juveniles accused of crimes or offenses in all Minnesota courts. Attorney offices in Dakota County, Minneapolis, MN.
In Minnesota, juveniles can be charged with the same criminal charges as adults. Prosecution of juvenile cases is similar in many ways to the process in adult court, but there are some significant differences. Generally, the objective in juvenile court is rehabilitation rather than punishment. But when a kid gets convicted (adjudicated delinquent) in juvenile court, that juvenile record can cause many problems when the child becomes a young adult. Some juvenile matters are confidential, but other records are publicly available. When a young adult applies for college, a job, or an apartment, a background check that reveals a juvenile conviction can be the difference between approval and rejection.
Fortunately, there are many ways to help kids get good results in juvenile court. Everyone wants to avoid jail time, but having a lawyer on your side in juvenile court can make a big difference in keeping the offense off a child’s juvenile record, to put them in the best position possible as they head into their challenging young adult years.
Apple Valley lawyer Bill Sherry has more than 30 years’ experience handling cases in Dakota County juvenile court and throughout Minnesota, and will help you figure out whether it makes sense to get a lawyer involved. When you know what Bill Sherry can do to help and what that would cost, you will be in a better position to make good decisions about how to handle a juvenile case.
As an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney, Bill Sherry understands that legal problems don’t always happen during ordinary office hours.