When your child has a run-in with the law, you want to do everything that you can to protect them and their rights. Everyone makes mistakes, and you want to put this mistake in the past as quickly as possible. If your child is facing a juvenile offense, you can arm yourself with the tools that you need to help them by reading the content in this section.
Basics of Juvenile Defense
First, check out the basics section of our juvenile defense content to learn some general information about juvenile defense in Connecticut. You can learn some of the most common juvenile crimes, juvenile offense laws, hiring a lawyer, and more in this section.
Dealing with the Police
We also have a section about teaching your child how to deal with the police. A run-in with the police can be overwhelming for anyone, but especially a teenager. If your teen is unprepared, dealing with the police can be very difficult and even lead to consequences. However, if your child knows what to say and do, they can protect their rights. Teach your kids what to do if they are pulled over, if the police want to question them, or if they face arrest.
Drugs and Alcohol
Drugs and alcohol are two things that teenagers tend to experiment with. We’ve devoted a section of our website to these topics so that you can learn more about:
- Alcohol possession.
- Marijuana possession.
- Juvenile DUI.
- DUI impact on school.
- Underage drinking consequences.
- Social host liability.
We also have a section on other common crimes that a teenager might get involved with, such as domestic violence, shoplifting, sexting, fake ID possession, and more.
Another big issue that teens can face are driving issues. Teenagers in Connecticut have restrictions imposed on their licenses that teen drivers must comply with. You can learn more about common driving issues such as not complying with driving restrictions, driving without a license, getting pulled over by the police, and more.
We then move on to talk about incarceration for juveniles. In this section, you can learn about:
- Judicial handling of juvenile offenses.
- Non-judicial handling of juvenile offenses.
- Juvenile courts in Connecticut.
- Family with service needs petition.
- Juvenile case transfer to adult court.
These are issues that you should understand if your teen has to go to court or faces a charge for an offense.
If you have a child who faced a juvenile offense, their juvenile record can be expunged. This means that when they turn 18, their juvenile record is sealed and they do not have to carry the stigma of being a juvenile offender. In this section of our website, you can learn more about the expungement process and how it will impact your child.
Also consider that there can be school consequences to a juvenile issue or if your child violates school policy. You can learn more about school issues, school searches, and school consequences in this section of our website.
Finally, consider that mental health issues can impact a juvenile defense situation. Mental health can be a factor in juvenile offenses in some cases. You can learn more about mental health and juvenile defense in this section of our website.
For more information about juvenile defense, feel free to contact our office. We are happy to help.