Juvenile crimes are a unique legal arena and while many of the same legal principles apply in delinquency cases as in adult court there are many idiosyncrasies unique to juvenile court that require an attorney with experience in juvenile court. With my experience I can assist you in navigating the juvenile system.
The basics of Utah Juvenile law tell us that any person under the age of 18 will be prosecuted in Juvenile Court. The Juvenile Court system treats a person accused of a crime differently than the adult system. A juvenile is punished differently and evaluated differently. The Juvenile Court system wants to rehabilitate the juvenile and it states that as its’ goal. However, the Juvenile Court system employs a stick as well as a carrot so the parent of a juvenile needs an experienced Attorney to represent their child.
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