Juvenile Crimes Defense
The Connecticut juvenile justice system is a vast state-level network of courts, detention centers, correctional facilities, and private residential facilities designed exclusively for juvenile offenders between the ages of 7 and 18 years old.
The juvenile court is focused on rehabilitation instead of criminal punishment and works with parents, teachers, counselors, and probation officers to help kids get back on the right track. Even though the penalties are likely to be less severe than in adult criminal court, the consequences can still be serious and include a probation period, stay in a detention facility, and other restrictions. In very serious cases, it’s possible that a child 15 years or older could be tried in adult court.
When a juvenile is arrested for a crime in New Haven, CT, they are usually given a summons to appear in juvenile court. If they are taken into custody, they are sent to the New Haven Juvenile Detention Center on 239 Whalley Ave. There, a judge will decide whether to remand them back to juvenile detention or release them on suspended orders.
If your son or daughter has been arrested or charged with a juvenile offense in New Haven, it’s important to consult with a juvenile criminal defense attorney. I’ve helped countless juveniles and their families navigate the complexities of the juvenile system. I’m committed to pursuing alternatives to spending time in a juvenile detention system, such as in-home detention, community service, counseling, random drug testing, etc.