Juveniles are capable of committing illegal acts that will land them in prison or on probation. While many get away with the crimes they commit, there are some who are caught and end up having to face their day in court. It is only fair that they have consequences for their actions, but not all juvenile crimes warrant a harsh punishment.
Being charged with a crime is a scary thing. Luckily, it is not something they have to go through alone. Whether the person facing charges is an adult or juvenile, when this happens, they have the option to hire an attorney to help their case. Often, they will realize it was a decision that benefited them in the end because attorneys can sometimes help people avoid harsh consequences or get a sentence decreased.
When people are charged with a crime, it does not necessarily mean that they committed the crime. Until they see their day in court, they should be seen as innocent. Should the courts find them guilty, they may want to take into consideration their age when sentencing them for their crime. Juveniles still have time to turn it around and make a positive change in their life, but that is difficult from a jail cell. It will be up to you and your attorney to convince the judge that you can change for the better.
You may have been accused of committing a juvenile crime, but that doesn’t mean you are guilty, nor does it mean you should receive a harsh sentence if you are found guilty. With an attorney by your side, you may be able to prove to the court that the sentence they intend to give you for a crime you may or may not have committed is too harsh. You may be able to get the help you need by contacting an attorney at Laurel Brigade Law Group.