- Decertification hearings
- Minor consuming alcohol/alcohol possession
- Drug possession/sales/manufacture
- Gang activity
- Traffic violations
- Assault/murder/serious felony crimes
- Misdemeanor crimes
- Gun charges
- Parole/probation violation
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With today’s “get tough” attitude toward crime, especially juvenile crime, many very young children find themselves facing serious penalties in adult courts and adult prisons for crimes that would in the past have involved the juvenile justice system. Over the past 25 years, our juvenile court lawyers at Brennan Law Offices have worked closely with prosecutors and social agencies to have adult charges decertified and litigated in juvenile, rather than adult court. Placing a child in adult prison often has the opposite effect of essentially training the child for a life of crime, as opposed to interdiction by the juvenile system that can steer juvenile offenders toward the help they need and a normal life.
At Brennan Law Offices, each Philadelphia juvenile defense lawyer works hard to ensure that your child’s rights are protected and that exposure to the juvenile court system is kept to a minimum, either through juvenile court trials, plea agreements or alternatives to prosecution like counseling or public service. When a child commits a crime, the best thing society can do for them is to provide them with the support and assistance they need to become contributing members of society rather than a financial burden in the adult prison system.
A Strong Defense Against Juvenile Delinquency Charges Begins Here
If your child is facing juvenile criminal charges, you will have questions that we can answer. Call 215-568-1400, or complete our contact form for a free initial consultation and review of your options and their consequences in juvenile court.