Juvenile Law

Even Children Have Rights in Court

Let an Experienced Indianapolis Juvenile Law Attorney Protect Your Child

One thing that we can all remember from our youth is that children make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes break the law. Many attorneys stay away from juvenile law, but the attorneys at Razumich & Delamater understand that juveniles deserve to have tough representation just like adults.

Juvenile Defendants Have the Same Rights as Adult Defendants

Although juvenile cases are officially civil (rather than criminal) cases, a juvenile defendant is still entitled to due process, just like an adult. Much like an adult defendant, a juvenile accused of breaking the law has the following rights:

  • The right to a speedy trial
  • The right to confront the witnesses against him
  • The right to investigate the facts of his case
  • The right to depose witnesses
  • The right to remain silent and not be compelled to testify
  • The right to an attorney
  • The right to appeal a judge’s decision

The only right that a juvenile doesn’t have that an adult defendant does is the right to a Jury Trial. Juvenile cases are considered to be confidential, and all contested hearings are in front of a judge, only.

Proper Representation Has a Major Impact on a Juvenile’s Future

Juvenile cases are designed to act in the best interests of the child, and focus on rehabilitation more than on punishment. Many times, proper intervention will prevent a juvenile defendant from becoming further involved in the criminal justice system and will put them back on the right track.

The attorneys at Razumich & Delamater understand that no parent ever wants to be in the position of finding an attorney to represent their child. When the unexpected happens, you want to make sure that you have experienced representation protecting your child’s freedom and future. Contact us today to discuss how we can help your child start putting their mistakes behind them.

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