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Protecting The Rights Of Juveniles Accused Of Criminal Offenses

When a person under the age of 18 is charged with a crime in the state of Minnesota, their case will be handled differently than an adult's case. Minnesota has made an effort to protect children that break the law by establishing a separate juvenile justice system to handle their cases, with a focus on less severe punishment and more rehabilitative sentencing.

The criminal defense attorneys at Carlson & Jones, P.A., have over 55 years of combined experience with the juvenile justice system and provide dedicated, confident representation to juveniles charged with criminal offenses. We believe in helping the children of our state and do everything in our power to prevent a child's bad decision, mistake or error in judgment from derailing their entire life.

Minnesota's Juvenile Justice System And What It Means For Minors

When a child under the age of 18 is arrested they are typically charged with "juvenile delinquency," regardless of the specifics of their actions. Minnesota keeps most juvenile delinquency cases closed to the public eye in an effort to shield the minors who are charged from the lasting negative stigma that comes with a criminal arrest and conviction.

While the initial development of a separate juvenile justice system was for the best interests of Minnesota's youth, in recent years it has become increasingly difficult to navigate and can be confusing and overwhelming for both the minors involved and their parents or guardians.

We Want To Help Your Child Receive Fair And Just Treatment

At Carlson & Jones, P.A., we are very familiar with the juvenile justice system in Minnesota and hope to offer support and clarity to families going through a juvenile delinquency case. Minnesotans have been turning to us with confidence for decades whenever their children are in need of exceptional legal representation. You can rest assured that our lawyers will always act in the best interest of your child and your family throughout a juvenile justice system case.

If your child has been charged with a juvenile offense in Minnesota and they are in need of legal counsel, we are happy to provide free consultations. Please feel free to contact our dedicated juvenile defense team today by filling out this simple online form or by calling us at 877-344-1555.