Juvenile Criminal Defense Help In Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Although the goal of Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system is rehabilitation rather than punishment, it is a mistake for any parent or juvenile to assume that this guarantees an easier, “kid gloves” approach.
At the law offices of Leeth and Gaglione, our first priority in defending juveniles accused of criminal acts is to keep those cases in the juvenile system where they belong. This enables us to minimize our clients’ exposure to the more severe penalties imposed in adult criminal cases (and the career criminal merry-go-round those penalties often lead to) — and instead, to make certain these young people get whatever help they might need to become healthy, productive and law-abiding adults.
As juvenile defense lawyers, we represent clients in delinquency proceedings, decertification hearings and adult court cases that involve various types of offenses, including:
- Underage drinking, minor DUI/DWI charges
- Drug charges
- Shoplifting/theft charges
- Property crimes (vandalism, damage, etc.)
- Assault and other violent crimes
- Sex offenses
You Have Questions. We Have Answers.
“The prosecutor has charged my 16-year-old son as an adult. Is there anything we can do to get his case handled in the juvenile justice system instead?”
“Are there any diversion programs or sentencing alternatives we can seek to minimize the long-term impact these charges might have on my child’s future?”
Answering your questions is important to us. It can relieve a great deal of stress for you and it helps you make good decisions regarding the case. We’ll be able to give you those answers just as soon as we know what the facts and circumstances are. What we can say in the meantime is that juveniles have legal rights and options that can lead to better outcomes just like adults do. Our experience allows us to identify what those options are in any given situation and to achieve remarkable results on a consistent basis.
Serving The Poconos And Northeastern Pennsylvania
Experience counts. Both of our criminal defense attorneys are former prosecutors who have handled thousands of criminal cases. Together, they offer more than 40 years of combined criminal trial experience in the courtrooms of Monroe County and surrounding portions of the commonwealth.
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