Brooklyn Juvenile Crimes Attorney

When a juvenile is arrested or charged with a crime, a decision needs to be made. Will that youngster go down a road of crime and problems? Or will that person receive a second chance and get sent down a better path? As a Brooklyn juvenile crimes lawyer, I am dedicated to protecting the rights of juveniles and ensuring their bright futures.

I am New York City juvenile defense attorney Wilson LaFaurie. A juvenile offense does not have to lead your son or daughter into a life of crime. I focus on defending the rights of juveniles and minimizing the impact of this criminal matter.

Brooklyn Heights Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer

A juvenile offense can damage a child's future in many ways. Academic opportunities, scholarship eligibility and even employment prospects can be severely limited. I can build a strong defense on your child's behalf and look for ways for your child to be rehabilitated rather than punished. This is a tried-and-true strategy that has effectively helped juveniles facing criminal charges that include:

Adult Vs. Juvenile System

Depending on the circumstances, teenagers may be tried through either the juvenile or the adult court systems. There are significant differences between the two. While the adult criminal justice system focuses on punishment — long periods of incarceration, heavy fines and probation — the juvenile system has a much greater focus on rehabilitation. Juveniles are often given opportunities and resources to grow and to reform their behavior.

New York law defines a juvenile as someone who is older than seven but younger than 16. Anyone who falls between these ages is eligible to be tried in juvenile court. For certain serious crimes, however, children age 13, 14 or 15 can be transferred to adult court.

When you work with my law office, I will do everything possible to ensure that your child is tried under the juvenile courts, and to minimize or eliminate the penalties he or she is facing. As your attorney, I will stand by your family throughout the entire legal process, providing insightful legal guidance and helping you and your child make the decisions that will most benefit his or her future.

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My firm handles all juvenile offenses, from misdemeanors to serious felony offenses. If your son, daughter or minor over whom you have guardianship has been charged with a crime or arrested, you can turn to my law firm with confidence. I focus on obtaining the best possible result for juveniles, working to protect their rights and opportunities.

To discuss your case with an experienced criminal law attorney, call me at 917-817-4142 or fill out the contact form on this website. Hablamos Español.