Defending juveniles accused of crimes
The law has a different view toward minors accused of criminal offenses. In theory, the system is dedicated to rehabilitation of juvenile offenders, rather than punishment. However, juvenile crimes still have serious consequences, including sentence enhancement and incarceration for a subsequent criminal offense as an adult.
If your child has been accused of a juvenile crime, you have the right to enlist an attorney to try to avoid or minimize those consequences. At Barberi Law, we are committed to keeping your child’s future options wide open, unhindered by the repercussions of a juvenile criminal record.
Our law firm is available to represent individuals accused of juvenile crimes in Mount Pleasant and throughout the central and mid-Michigan area.
We can defend against all charges, including:
- Retail theft/shoplifting
- Criminal sexual conduct
- Statutory rape
- Minor in possession of alcohol or marijuana
- Drunk driving/OWI
In most circumstances, a child under 17 is most likely to be prosecuted as a juvenile. However, serious criminal offenses can lead to a child being charged as an adult. Our legal team is committed to preventing this from happening. We will work hard to keep the case in juvenile court, in order to seek the most favorable outcome. If a case is moved to adult court, we have the experience to stand up for the rights of your child. In fact, we have more than 75 years of combined legal experience providing strong criminal defense to clients accused of a variety of crimes.
We know how to seek out opportunities to keep a client’s record clean, including using consent calendar options. When you enlist us to represent your son or daughter in a juvenile offense case, you can be certain that we will work hard to get your son or daughter the best possible outcome in his or her case.