When a child is charged with a crime, it affects the entire family. This is especially true in cases where a minor has been charged with a serious criminal offense, such as a sex crime, assault, or even murder. Whether your child has committed a crime, been wrongfully accused of a criminal act, or simply made a mistake, the guidance of a juvenile defense lawyer can help you get through this difficult time. Juvenile law varies from state to state, but a lawyer can help you understand your child’s legal options.
Helping Young Offenders
Michael O. Finnigan, Attorney at Law, LLC assists juvenile clients and their families by negotiating with the prosecution to reduce or dismiss the charges, if possible, and vigorously challenging the State’s evidence when a client has been wrongfully accused. Michael also aims to work with prosecutors to ensure that children are charged as minors, not adults. In some cases, by taking this step, children face fewer penalties and are therefore able to move forward with their lives more quickly.
Not all attorneys are equipped to work with juvenile defendants. It takes a combination of compassion and knowledge of the law to see your child through the juvenile court system and work to achieve the best possible outcome. My nine plus years of experience defending juveniles puts me in a unique position to provide the best representation possible for your son or daughter.
Don’t Lose Hope
Remember: A criminal charge against your child does not have to negatively affect the rest of his or her life. If your child is in trouble, call Michael O. Finnigan, Attorney at Law, LLC today.