It’s Critical To Protect Your Child From Criminal Charges
It can be devastating for a parent when their child is charged with a crime. If you are in this situation, there is no doubt that you are upset and confused. You are probably wondering what is next for your child and what is going to happen with their future after they have been accused of a criminal offense.
I am criminal defense attorney Peter Dahlquist, and I understand that a juvenile charge can affect your child for the rest of their life, but I also have the experience to do everything possible to ensure that doesn’t happen. With my help, you will be able to provide your child with the defense that he or she needs to protect their future.
I Can Handle Any Charge In The Juvenile Court System
The seriousness of the criminal offense may turn on whether it is handled in juvenile court or certified to adult court. It is possible for juveniles to be tried as adults if they commit what is considered an “adult crime.” Serious offenses, such as murder, may be considered an “adult level offense.” This means that a juvenile would face the same consequences as an adult. It is important to have a lawyer with experience in the types of crimes that juveniles commit, including:
- Underage DWI
- School crimes
- Assault and battery
- Theft, robbery and burglary
- Making terroristic threats
- Property crimes, such as vandalism
- Violating probation
If a child is accused of homicide, murder or manslaughter, it is important that they have experienced, aggressive representation immediately. The good news is that the juvenile court system tends to be geared toward rehabilitation of the child so they will have a better future. I will work hard to keep your child’s case in the juvenile justice system.
You May Need Help Even If Your Child Has Not Been Charged Yet
If you are the parent of a child who has been accused of a crime, it is important to have your child properly represented as soon as possible. To learn how Dahlquist Law, LLC, in Minnesota can help you and your child, call 612-887-4020 for a free consultation. You may also contact me online.