Juvenile criminal offenses involve individuals that are under the age of eighteen (18) years. In the juvenile court system, youthful offenders are subject to the same criminal charges as an adult may face, but may be subject to milder penalties on account of their youth.

If the offense charged is considered serious enough by the State Attorney and the court, the juvenile may be tried and sentenced as an adult for the criminal offense the minor child was convicted of.

When a juvenile is accused of committing a crime, we aggressively work towards a favorable resolution which may provide the juvenile the opportunity to learn from their mistake so they are able to work toward leading a productive life as a contributing member of society.

The Law Office of John Gillespie can help make sure that your child's rights are protected to get the best legal result possible.

We advise clients in areas ranging from delinquency/criminal to dependency/DCF cases, including:

  • Detention Hearings;
  • Trials in Juvenile Court or as an Adult;
  • Probation Violations;
  • Sentencing Staffing;
  • Juvenile Programs;
  • Shelter Hearings;
  • Termination of Parental Rights.

When your minor child is charged with a Juvenile Crime or is being tried as an Adult it is important that you and your child are made fully aware of your minor child's legal rights, defense strategies, and to have aggressive - detailed - and dedicated criminal defense legal representation in your child's corner. Hiring an experienced juvenile crime defense attorney may provide your minor child the best opportunity to achieve a positive outcome or a fair and reasonable resolution.