Ensuring Minors Receive Their Due Process Rights
Under Minnesota law, a juvenile is defined as a person between the ages of 10 and 17. When a juvenile commits a crime, the laws are different than they are for adults. Juveniles may be charged with misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors or felonies.
If your child has been charged with a crime, do not let an inexperienced lawyer direct them on a course that could significantly limit their future. At Oleisky & Oleisky, P.A., we fight to ensure those in the juvenile court system receive fair treatment and a chance at a fresh start.
What Are The Punishments For Juvenile Crimes?
For less serious crimes such as violating curfew, underage drinking, shoplifting, or disorderly conduct, juveniles may be ordered to perform community service or attend counseling. Other crimes that involve greater damage or injury may carry sentences involving time spent at a juvenile detention center. The most serious crimes a minor could commit may result in long detention sentences or the juvenile being tried and punished as an adult.
We Believe In Second Chances
Many juveniles who commit crimes need treatment and redirection, not jail or detention. Call us at 612-332-3100 to discover how your child’s case may play out and what their best defense strategy may be.