Posts Tagged ‘Juvenile Probation Berks County PA lawyer’

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.

Juvenile Decertification Granted in Reading PA Robbery Case

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Today, I (Attorney Dan Nevins) represented a 17 year old young man on allegations of armed Robbery.  Under those circumstances, it was considered a “direct file” offense.  This means that although the defendant is technically a juvenile, he was prosecuted as though he was an adult.  When I undertook representation of this client several weeks ago my immediate objective was to get his case transferred from adult court to juvenile court.  This was particularly important since he was facing the possibility of a 5 year mandatory minimum sentence if he was ultimately convicted in adult court. 

After negotiating with attorneys for the Commonwealth as well as the police prosecutor I was able to persuade them to move for a transfer of prosecution.  Today, a Berks County Judge issued an order transferring the case to Juvenile Court.  Thankfully, my youthful client will be able benifit from the treatment and rehabilitation of the juvenile system rather than suffer a legnthy state prison sentence in the adult system. 

If you or your child faces a serious criminal charge in Berks County PA call now to arrange a no-cost consultation.  We are also available to meet with defendants and juveniles who are locked up in Berks County Prison or the Berks County Youth Center.