Juvenile Crimes

Oakland County Juvenile Crime Attorneys

Children can find themselves in trouble with the law without realizing what they did was wrong. Children do not always know any better when they steal candy from a store or play a practical joke that results in injury. Unfortunately, the law does not protect children from their mistakes or immaturity. Depending on the offense, a child could face life-altering consequences.

Do not let your child's future be ruined by a stupid mistake. At THE WOLF LAW FIRM we protect the rights of children by aggressively defending against juvenile crime charges. Contact our Oakland County law office at (248) 804-8578 for help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Providing Juvenile Defense Throughout Michigan

Our firm represents juveniles in Oakland County and other juvenile courts throughout Michigan. We assist individuals who are involved in several types of criminal matters:

  • Underage drinking (MIP)
  • Drug-related crimes
  • Shoplifting
  • Computer crimes (such as sexting)
  • Bullying
  • Vandalism
  • Criminal sexual conduct

Children and teens do not necessarily have the maturity level to know right from wrong. Teens may engage in drinking at a party because it is the "cool" thing to do without fully understanding the dangers or consequences of alcohol consumption. They may not understand that a person under the age of 21 with a BAC/BAL of .03 or above will receive a minor in possession (MIP) charge.

Kids may spray paint graffiti on the side of a building because they think it is funny, unaware that the building owner may press vandalism charges. Vandalism refers to the act of destroying, altering or defacing property, which includes graffiti.

High school classmates may frequently send sexually explicit photos or messages through text message, often referred to as "sexting." Or they may send pictures of each other via email. This could lead to a possible felony sex offense for possessing and distributing a sexually explicit photo or child pornography.

Your child's mistake could ruin his or her life. Act now before it is too late.

Consequences of a Conviction

Our attorneys will fight to help your child avoid a conviction. A conviction can negatively affect your child for the rest of his or her life. If convicted of a juvenile crime, your child may be sentenced to:

  • Community service
  • Participation in a drug treatment program
  • Participation in a restorative justice circle
  • Confinement in a juvenile detention center
  • Incarceration in an adult prison

The punishments vary for juveniles depending on their age and the severity of the crime. Even after carrying out the terms of the sentence, children and teens may still face consequences, including a sex offender registry. A juvenile record may reflect poorly on a college admission application. Time in an adult jail may cause a child psychological trauma. We will fight hard to minimize the consequences so that your child can have a future.

Protect Your Child's Legal Rights

Act now to prevent your child's mistake from destroying his or her future. THE WOLF LAW FIRM can provide defense for most juvenile crimes, from shoplifting defense to computer crime defense. Contact our Oakland County law firm at (248) 804-8578 to consult an experienced lawyer about computer crimes.

We serve the Lake Orion, Rochester and Detroit metro areas as well as Oakland, Wayne, Macomb and Lapeer Counties.