Protecting The Future Of Your Child
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.
Providing Tough Juvenile Defense
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
- Computer crimes (such as sexting)
- 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. Our lawyers fight hard to minimize the consequences so that your child can have a future.