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.