Juvenile Law

Protecting Your Child’s Rights and Freedom

Juvenile crime is an offense by someone 18 years of age and younger.

Has your child been charged with a crime? We all hope that our children will never have an encounter with the law. Of course, youngsters, especially teenagers, are not known for their solid judgment and application of common sense.

They can be swayed by bad influences, make mistakes through a lapse of judgment, or simply be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

At Moore Becker Smarto & Acosta, P.C, we stand up for the rights of your children and to protect their freedom. Typical incidents for youngsters include disorderly conduct, DUIs, shoplifting, marijuana possession and various underage drug crimes. Sometimes violent crimes or sexual offenses are alleged, but whether the occurrence is a nonviolent misdemeanor or something as serious as aggravated or sexual assault, you need experienced legal help on your side.

The Juvenile Justice System

The justice system does treat juveniles differently, and many juvenile crimes are considered misdemeanor offenses. Juvenile crimes are generally do not have the same consequences and may be punished in ways different from adult offenses.

Rehabilitation is often the goal when dealing with juvenile offenders, including probation, community service, educational courses, time in a juvenile detention center, rehabilitation courses, and the payment fines.

First offender programs are often available and provide alternative sentencing from the normal conviction process, avoiding the negative effects of a criminal history.

Help Youth Succeed

When it comes to juvenile law, the team at Moore Becker Smarto & Acosta will stand by you and your family, using our expertise to project the rights of your child and their future potential.

For legal assistance with Wills, Estates, and Trusts, you want the expertise of a local, experienced law firm. Call Moore Becker Smarto & Acosta today at 724-838-8422.