Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers Located in Waukegan, Illinois
Juvenile law is a unique area of the legal system that requires experience, compassion, and skill. Parents or others who need juvenile law assistance for a child, a friend, or a loved one may not always know who to call for help. Many people believe a family law attorney can address their needs, but actually, a criminal defense lawyer who has experience handling juvenile court cases can prove to be much more valuable.
The law firm of Malia & Rinehart, P.C., handles juvenile defense cases in both the juvenile and criminal courts in Illinois and Wisconsin. We know the different laws and procedures that apply to juvenile law and we know how to build solid defenses to help try to protect a child’s future from becoming irreparably damaged by a criminal record. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you during a free consultation.
- Retail theft
- Drug charges
These charges can affect a child’s ability to attend school and in some cases, the penalties can include going to prison until the youth reaches the age of 21. In some cases, juvenile cases are removed to criminal court, and in other situations a case that originates in criminal court is reduced and brought back into juvenile court. Our attorneys know how to handle the complexities related to both of these situations.
Our goal is to reduce the impact that these charges may have, whether it be negotiating an acceptable plea bargain, taking a case to trial, or finding valid grounds to have the charges dismissed. We have extensive experience in helping juveniles to expunge their records by filing the appropriate petition.