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Client Released from Juvenile Secure Detention Facility

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

This afternoon I (attorney Dan Nevins) represented a young man in Berks County Juvenile Court. He had originally been charged as an adult in a “direct file” armed robbery case in Reading, Pennsylvania. Charged as an adult he was facing many years in state prison if convicted. We successfully moved for decertification to Juvenile Court where there is a balance between protection of the community and rehabilitation of the youthful offender.

My young client was sent to a secure treatment facility approximately 6 months ago. Much to his credit he successfully completed the four tier program in about half as much time as is typical. As a result, he walked out of court today and returned to his family. The victim was present in the courtroom and seemed genuinely pleased that the young man turned his life around. Hopefully, he will continue to be another example of how the Juvenile Justice System in Berks County is keeping the community safe while rehabilitating delinquent youths.

Consent Decree for Juvenile in Berks County Sexual Assault Case

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Last week I was able to secure a consent decree for a Juvenile charged with a variety of sex offenses. A consent decree in juvenile court means no adjudication or finding of guilty, no time in the detention center or juvenile placement and the opportunity to earn an eventual dismissal and expungement of charges. This result gives this young person the chance to move on from what could have been life long barrier.

Delinquency cases in Juvenile Court are certainly separate and distinct from adult criminal matters. Nevertheless, being charged with a juvenile offense is a serious matter that can result in serious consequences. I have personally represented hundreds of young people in Berks County Juvenile Court. As a young lawyer in the Public Defender’s Office I exclusively defended juveniles for about year. Consequently, I became extremely familiar both with juvenile law and the local procedure in Berks County. Please call our office for a free consultation regarding your juvenile delinquency case.