Kalamazoo Juvenile Crime Lawyers
Juvenile Defense Throughout Grand Rapids, MI
At Willis Law, we represent young people who have been charged with juvenile criminal offenses, including juvenile misdemeanor and juvenile felony cases. This includes students, including those with special needs, in disciplinary actions at their schools or colleges. In every case, our goal is to minimize the negative consequences and protect them from having a criminal record.
We handle all issues facing juveniles who have been charged with a crime, informing them and their parents of their rights every step of the way. To learn more about some of the specific issues involved, see:
If your child is facing charges, contact us for a free consultation today!
Keeping Case in Juvenile Court System
If your minor child has been charged with a crime, you will need a Kalamazoo juvenile crimes attorney. We can discuss your child's situation with the prosecutors and referees who will hear the case and help keep your child out of juvenile detention.
The prosecution will often attempt to certify a minor as an adult. Our first concern is to keep the case under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court system, where the focus is more on rehabilitation and treatment, not punishment.
Protecting Your Future From Juvenile Criminal Charges
At Willis Law in Michigan, we focus on protecting your son's or daughter's juvenile record. Under some circumstances, we may be able to keep a juvenile conviction off of your child's record until he or she is 30 years old. A criminal record can limit future options for employment and education. If your child has more than one conviction, he or she can never clear his or her record through expungement, so it is important to hire an attorney to make sure the child's record is protected.
Contact us today to arrange a free initial consultation with a lawyer. We have office locations in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Paw Paw.