As a parent, it can be difficult when your child is accused of a crime, whether they really committed the act or not. You want the best for your child, so you are probably very confused and wondering what the next step should be.
The good news is that you can employ the services of an experienced Mankato criminal defense attorney who knows the law as it pertains to juveniles and who can use the law to help secure the best possible outcome. Kids make mistakes, as they succumb to peer pressure and, sometimes, pure curiosity that gets them into trouble. They shouldn’t have to pay for that into their adult years. While a record is sealed when they become adults, there are times when those records may be made available and that can be devastating to an adult who made a mistake when they were a child. At Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD, we will do everything we can to avoid conviction.
The Guidance You Need
A juvenile can commit the same crimes as an adult. The difference, however, is the juvenile court system in that it isn’t the same as the adult court system. There are additional steps taken to rehabilitate juveniles rather than purely punish them. The goal is for them to learn their lesson and to not offend ever again. Many of them don’t, while many do. It is believed that treating children like criminals can turn them into actual criminals.
However, there are times when a child is tried as an adult. Such can be the case if the crime is a sexual offense or murder. This means that they will serve time in an adult detention facility. You certainly want to avoid this and give your child a chance toward the best possible future, even when there is merit to the charges against them.
Fighting For Your Child’s Future
Everything that your southern Minnesota criminal defense attorney does for you and your child is to help them have the best outcome possible. This means informing you every step of the way so that you can make educated decisions about your child’s future. In the meantime, we advocate for your child based on the decisions that you make, which are based on their best interests and the interests of your family.
Contact A Mankato Criminal Defense Lawyer
No parent wants their child to have to face criminal penalties, even if there is a degree of guilt in the case. If your child has been accused of a crime, it is very important that you seek experienced and compassionate representation for them so they can receive the best outcome. Although juvenile records are sealed when a child becomes an adult, there are still consequences that can follow the child. To learn more about your rights and options, call Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 to schedule a free consultation.
View all Criminal Defense Legal Services