When your child has been arrested you can feel like a failed parent.
The Connecticut juvenile justice system operates in a different manner than the adult court system, and not every attorney is familiar with the best way to advocate for your child. Most importantly, you should know that juvenile proceedings are conducted in closed courtrooms, which enable you to be sure no one will find out what your child is charged with or find out how the case resolves. One thing many people may not know until faced with defending their child is that children are not entitled to have a jury decide their case. In these situations, a judge will determine the guilt or innocence of your child.
When your child is facing a juvenile charge, you need a lawyer who knows the laws and defenses to the adult criminal code and knows the resources and possibilities of juvenile proceedings. Juvenile cases could require your child to be detained in a juvenile detention facility, as kids are not entitled to bail as adults are, so it is important to get an attorney involved as soon as possible to fight this possibility.
At Ruane Attorneys we have a dedicated team of juvenile defense attorneys and staff who concentrate in juvenile justice. By handling a significant number of these cases, we get to know the court system, the judge and the advocates for the state. This enables us to seek out creative resolutions in the best interest of your child. By contacting us today, you can get answers to the questions you have and we can help get your child back on the proper path to lifetime success.