Juvenile Offenses/Arrests and Family Court
Protecting the Rights of Juveniles
At the Shaka Johnson, Esquire, we share the stated goal of the juvenile courts - to do what is best for the child.
And, in most cases, we think that what is best for the child is:
- Keep them out of detention
- Keep their record clean
- Keep them in productive programs
- Keep them out of the adult legal system
- Keep them at home with their parents
Our experience in the criminal law system, the juvenile justice system and as former prosecutors gives us a full range of options and strategies to put to work for juvenile offenses. We work tirelessly to prepare a juvenile's case with the aim of keeping them out of detention, out of the adult system and unburdened by a criminal record.
Philadelphia Juvenile Offenses Representation
Like any criminal law case, juvenile offenses need the representation of an experienced attorney. Having a lawyer on your side that understands both how a case will be built against your child and how the juvenile system works gives you an advantage.
Our attorneys have the resources and ability to meet the needs of all juvenile cases, including:
- Drug Charges
- School Related Offenses
- Theft & Shoplifting
- Violent Crimes
Many people don't realize that certain juvenile offenses can carry over consequences into adulthood. It is important to put a lawyer on your side that can help you make sure that a charge or conviction today doesn't carry over to cause problems tomorrow.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation to have your case evaluated by an attorney.