The Law Office of Janice Salvadore
is one of the most experienced Juvenile Defense firms in Central MA.
When your child gets in trouble or has been arrested, the first thing you need to do is find out why
he or she was taken into custody, what they did wrong and what needs to happen for the child to be released back to you as
the child’s parent or guardian.
A minor who is found guilty of
committing a crime may be declared a "juvenile delinquent," and the judge then determines what action would be appropriate.
Based on the severity of the infraction, the Judge may send the Youth to a reform school or another public institution, place
him/her in a foster home, or return him or her to their parents and placed on probation.
If your child has been charged with a minor misdemeanor, and this is his or her first offense, it may not be necessary
to retain an attorney. However, if your child has been charged with a felony, a major misdemeanor, or a second charge for
any misdemeanor, it is recommended you consult with an juvenile defense attorney. It is also necessary to understand that
the same offense might be either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on its degree.
With the possible exception of the most minor of
cases, it is recommended that you consult with a juvenile defense attorney when dealing with juvenile law. If you have any
questions as to the severity of the action or what steps you need to take to defend your child, please give us a call.