Juvenile Delinquency, Youthful Offenders and Criminal Procedure: FAQ
Because of the unique set of laws in New York State dictate how juvenile cases move through the criminal justice system, whether court proceedings are handled by judges in the Family Courts or Criminal Courts, the agency that prosecutes offenders is either the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) or Child Protective Services (CPS) and the role of probation, anyone facing prosecution as a minor child will have substantive questions. Moreover, beyond these inquiries, other issues will arise for an accused or his or her family including understanding the potential outcomes of a criminal conviction, youthful offender adjudication\, and the finding and meaning of juvenile delinquency. Simply, there are many questions that you not merely should ask your criminal lawyer to best protect a child arrested for alleged illegal conduct, but you must. Some of the frequently asked questions are available below as well as links to more detailed materials. A valuable place to commence your research and to secure a better understanding of the applicable laws, should your child, nephew, niece, granddaughter or any other youth find him or herself caught up in the criminal justice system, consult with a juvenile offender attorney as early in the process as possible.
- Juvenile Crimes and Juvenile Delinquency
- Saland Law New York Criminal Defense Information Page
- Probation for Juvenile Delinquents
- Prosecutors in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings
- Raise the Age Movement
- Youth Part of Criminal Courts
- Youthful Offender Adjudication
- Sealing of Juvenile Arrests, Convictions and Records
- Family Offenses under the Family Court Act
- Misdemeanors and Felonies for Juvenile Offenders
Children charged with crimes in New York, and every state, have a right to be represented by an attorney during the juvenile delinquency proceedings. It is critical that a child charged with a crime be represented by lawyer who can ensure that your child's rights are protected. Simply, the criminal attorney you ultimately retain will always have the best interest for your child in mind and advocate for him or her just as if the case was pending in a New York Criminal Court.
When a child or youth is accused of a crime, their entire future is at risk. Be smart, prepared and diligent in your effort to protect him or her from a damaged life or even incarceration. Because an alleged mistake a child makes today should not define him or her forever, contact the New York criminal lawyers, juvenile delinquency and youthful offender attorneys, and former Manhattan prosecutors at Saland Law to put your child’s interests, rights and future first.
Call the Former Manhattan Prosecutors and Juvenile Defense Lawyers at (212) 312-7129 or contact us online today.