Kalamazoo Juvenile Crime Lawyers
Defending the Rights of Young People in West Michigan
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:
Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorneys
If your minor child has been charged with a crime, you will need an aggressive 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 The Aggressive Michigan Criminal Defense Law Firm, we also focus on protecting your son 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 your future options for employment and education. If you have more than one conviction, you can never clear your 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.