Juvenile Delinquency Lawyer in Queens County
Skilled & Compassionate Family Law Attorney
If your child has been arrested for a crime as a juvenile, you may be panicking and unsure who to turn to. While some families choose to hire a criminal defense lawyer, your child's case may actually be brought to a local family court since they are underage.
Juvenile cases are not typically tried the same way as adult cases are, which requires a specific type of representation. Criminal court and family court handle cases very differently and as such you need a Queens County juvenile delinquent attorney with extensive knowledge about these types of cases.
Contact the Law Office of Frank Bruno, Jr. today to retain counsel who has 20 years of experience in this area of law.
Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings in Queens County
It is difficult to predict exactly what will happen during your child's case, but we have seen and represented thousands of cases over the year. Our Queens County family law attorney can give you an idea of how their case might be handled and educate you on the possible outcomes.
The steps involved in juvenile delinquency proceedings may be as follows:
- An arrest is made and the child is brought to court or given a time to appear in court
- A hearing may be held to determine if there was probable cause for the arrest
- A hearing is held to examine the facts and decide if there is sufficient evidence
- A judge either dismisses the petition or schedules a dispositional hearing
- A hearing may be held based on the findings to determine the penalties
Providing Legal Representation for Juvenile Delinquents
In the state of New York, juvenile delinquents are handled in a very particular fashion. Typically, children who are between 7 and 16 years old that commit crimes are seen before a family court, rather than in criminal litigation. Our family lawyer in Queens County is committed to defending the rights and future of children accused of crimes. Even going through the family court system can take a toll on your child and your entire family and we are here to guide you through the frightening experience.
Do not waste any time before calling our firm for representation. Contact our office now at (718) 215-9119 for a free case evaluation.