If you or your child has been received a juvenile petition charging them with a crime— before you do anything else — speak to a Montgomery County PA Juvenile Lawyer with experience helping minors in the Montgomery County juvenile justice system. Call 610-239-8870 or contact me today for a free and completely confidential evaluation.
Unlike the adult criminal court system, the juvenile justice system in Pennsylvania is geared toward rehabilitation. The goal is to nip small problems in the bud – before they become bigger problems in a young persons life. Therapy, counseling, drug treatment, community service and diversionary programs are often available to young people who want to avoid a trial. It is important to remember that children are not found “guilty” of a crime as a juvenile rather they are found to be “delinquent.” When a juvenile crime is charged, a petition, not a criminal complaint, is filed. At this point an “intake conference” is often scheduled where the minor and his parents often first meet with a probation officer or other member of the juvenile justice system to discuss alternatives to a trial.
Alternatives to a trial are:
At the Law Offices of Basil D. Beck, we defend clients against all juvenile crimes, including:
Whatever charges you are facing, or your child is facing, juvenile lawyer Basil D. Beck III will work to resolve the charges as quickly and effectively as possible. In any juvenile case, our firm works to protect the juvenile’s rights and promote his or her future well-being.
To schedule a free, confidential consultation regarding juvenile criminal charges, contact my office today. I will return your call or e-mail as soon as possible.