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Juvenile Crimes Lawyer in Ann Arbor

Defending Accused Youth with Hard-Hitting Legal Representation

Children accused of a crime are typically taken to a juvenile court. At Dawid & Gatti, PLLC, we provide compassionate and personalized legal assistance for youth facing criminal accusations. We will stay with you throughout the duration of your case. We know that this is a very difficult time in your life, but helping you get through it is a job we take seriously.

Contact our Ann Arbor juvenile defense lawyers at (734) 230-7356 for a free consultation.

Common Juvenile Offenses

According to the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice, larceny is the most common crime committed by individuals under the age of 18.

Here are a few other crimes teens are often arrested for:

  • Crimes against property
  • Shoplifting
  • Non-aggravated assault
  • Violations against liquor laws
  • Burglary
  • Violations against drug laws
  • Truancy
  • Illegal tobacco use
  • Curfew violations

Research shows that less than 8% of all juvenile arrests are for violent crimes. Often, misbehavior can be misconstrued into a criminal accusation. Teenagers may believe they are only “goofing off,” but they can face serious legal proceedings if the wrong people are affected by their actions.

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act is federally regulated legislation that spans all states and governs the due processes of prosecuting a minor. Under this act, policemen can arrest a minor upon suspicion that they have committed a crime. This act attempts to bring about fair prosecution for minors and encourages the concept of Parens Patriae (parent of his country.)

Alternatives to Incarceration in Juvenile Crime Cases

The government wants to craft penalties for children that are better suited to their age. Community-based alternatives to prison include probation, therapy sessions, community-based programs, and community service efforts.

Call or contact a trusted juvenile crimes lawyer in Ann Arbor today to secure personalized and caring representation. Our number is (734) 230-7356.

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Focused on Serving Our Clients

At Dawid & Gatti, PLLC, we use our experience and resources to provide our clients with focused representation. With more than 45 years in the legal field, our attorneys can draw from their unique professional experience to help develop a legal strategy for your case. We speak English, Spanish, and Arabic to make communication easier for our clients.

  • Representation from a former prosecutor and district court magistrate.
  • Using a team approach to cases in order to build strong representation.
  • We work directly with our clients and don't hand them off to others.
  • Our team keeps our clients informed of each step in the legal process.
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