Juvenile Crimes Defense Lawyer Proudly Represents New York Adolescents
Making a poor decision that carries weighty consequences is part of growing up. However, some decisions can lead to an arrest or criminal charges. If this is the case, it is important to remember that your child is not “bad,” but that he simply made a costly mistake. As the parent of a youth who has been arrested, make sure you work with a trusted attorney to protect the rights of your child.
In the state of New York, young offenders are prosecuted under the juvenile justice system. This system applies to minors under the age of 16 who have been charged with delinquent acts. When a serious or violent crime is committed, minors as young as 13 are often tried as adults. We know that facing criminal charges is frightening for adolescents and their families, and we treat each case with compassion and support.
Protecting Your Child’s Rights
Just like every other criminal defense matter we handle, our goal is to protect the rights of each client and to help them achieve the best outcome possible. While several of our cases reach a satisfying resolution without having to go to trial, we maintain a strong reputation as aggressive trial lawyers, should the need arise.
Handling All Juvenile Crimes
We represent young clients facing a wide array of criminal charges, including:
- Underage DUI/underage DWI
- Drug possession or drug sales
- Theft and shoplifting
- Weapons charges
- Homicide or manslaughter
At the Law Office of Yvonne Garbett, we offer the compassionate, professional legal representation necessary to win these difficult cases. A conviction in early life can follow a child into adulthood and negatively impact many areas, including employability. Our goal is to resolve your child’s case by making strategic and effective defense choices.