Juvenile Crimes Attorney Located in Bucks County, PA
Children make mistakes. If you are a parent or guardian of a juvenile that has been arrested, you need to consider your legal options and consult with an attorney. For over 45 years, Attorney Neal E. Newman has provided effective and experienced legal representation to clients facing a range of legal matters. He works closely with parents and guardians to protect the rights of their children who are detained or arrested from criminal acts in Pennsylvania. Contact The Law Office of Neal E. Newman for a consultation.
What is the difference between a “juvenile” and an “adult” in the court system?
Children are treated differently from adults under the Pennsylvania criminal justice system unless the juvenile is accused of a crime so severe that he or she will be treated as an adult in criminal court. In the juvenile court system, minors are not found guilty of crimes. Their court appearances are called adjudication hearings. For children who are not tried as adults, their records are sealed and they are not sentenced to serve time in adult jails. On the other hand, their rights are somewhat limited. They will not have a jury of their peers.
The juvenile court system focuses on rehabilitation of the child so that he or she can become a productive member of society.
Contact an Experienced Bucks County Juvenile Delinquency Attorney
If you are a parent or guardian and your child is subjected to the juvenile justice system in Pennsylvania, it may be time to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss his or her case. Attorney Neal E. Newman has been licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pensylvania for over 45 years. For a consultation with Attorney Newman, contact the Law Office of Neal E. Newman.