Alcona County Juvenile Defense Attorney
We represent minors charged with juvenile crimes throughout Alcona County including Barton City, Black River, Curran, Glennie, Greenbush, Harrisville, Hubbard Lake, Lincoln, Mikado, and Spruce, Michigan.
When it comes to your child, you want the best for him or her. You nurture them, and care for them, but as they grow older, children sometimes rebel and make mistakes that break our hearts.
Joyriding, vandalism, and shoplifting are among some of the crimes associated with teens. Our children can also succumb to peer pressure and get into trouble with gangs, drinking, drugs, burglary, or may even commit violent crimes.
Prosecution of Juvenile Delinquency Cases in Michigan is a Serious Matter
In Michigan, a "juvenile" is a minor under the age of 17. Juvenile delinquency crimes (those committed by a minor), may be referred to as "delinquency actions."
Cases involving minors are usually prosecuted in the family division of the circuit court. But don't let the words "family court" mislead you—being prosecuted in family court can be almost as serious as being prosecuted in adult criminal court. And, if your child is charged as an adult, he or she will be prosecuted in adult court and will face stiffer adult penalties if convicted.
Alcona County prosecutors have a job to do and they often prosecute juvenile offenders as aggressively as they do adults. Their job is to get a conviction even when a child commits the crime.
If convicted, judges are supposed to take into account circumstances such as the child's criminal history, and other factors when it comes to sentencing. They are supposed to dole out punishment that fits the crime—not send a message to other teens by making an example out of your child.
How Our Juvenile Crimes Defense Attorneys Can Help You and Your Child
If your child has been arrested or charged with a juvenile crime, your best legal strategy is to hire an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney who can negotiate to get charges dismissed, pleaded down to a lesser offense, or, if your child is convicted, to make sure the sentence is fair.
We understand the impact an arrest or conviction may have on you and your child, and will aggressively fight for the best outcome possible in all crimes including:
- Misdemeanor Theft, Shoplifting (Retail Fraud)
- Willful and Malicious Destruction of Property
- Joyriding, Auto Theft, Car Jacking
- DUI, Drunk Driving
- Sexual Assault and Statutory Rape
- Drug Crimes
- Credit Card Theft, Check Forgery, Identity Theft
- Assault and Gang Violence
Juvenile Crimes Statistics in Alcona County
Juvenile crimes in Alcona County are statistically most likely to be committed by Caucasians, aged 15-16, and mostly will involve burglary. Surprisingly, teenage females are more likely than teenage males to be arrested for property crimes; teenagers account for more than 25% of all shoplifting arrests in Michigan.
According to recent statistics, eight out of every 1,000 Michigan teens were arrested for burglary and an average of 9.34 teens were arrested for some type of juvenile crime. But statistics don't matter to the parent of a child who has been arrested for any type of crime—parents only care about getting the best possible outcome for their own child. They care that, if convicted, a criminal record could follow their child, affecting their ability to get a scholarship, attend a college or university, or to get a job.
Our attorneys care about your child's future, too.
If your minor child or teenager has been arrested for burglary, shoplifting, or drugs, or has been charged with any type of juvenile delinquency crime, or is being charged as in adult in Alcona County, you need an experienced juvenile crime criminal defense attorney.
Our criminal defense attorneys have a long history of helping kids charged with juvenile crimes, and we have successfully fought to ensure that minors are tried in juvenile court rather than in adult court where there is the possibility of adult penalties and a permanent record.
Michigan Juvenile Delinquency Criminal Defense Attorneys
Our criminal defense law firm devotes its practice exclusively to defending juveniles and adults accused of Michigan crimes in courthouses across the state.
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have years of experience representing clients in the Alcona County court system and have successfully helped many people charged with criminal offenses countywide, including those in Wallace, Harrisville, Lincoln, Alcona, and Backus Beach.
Our attorneys know the law, and understand the need for aggressive advocacy to protect our clients' rights and their futures—especially when young children and teens are involved.
For a free consultation to discuss the charges your child is facing and a solid legal defense, contact the criminal defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates and let us start working to protect your child's future, today.
Alcona County Criminal Justice System Information
Alcona County Courthouse23rdCircuit Court
106 Fifth Street
Harrisville, MI 48740
Phone: (989) 724-9500
Directions to the Alcona County Court House
Alcona County Jail214 W Main Street
Harrisville, MI 48740
Phone: (989) 724-9570
Alcona County Jail Website
Alcona County Sheriff's Office214 W Main Street
Harrisville, MI 48740
Phone: (989) 724-6271
Alcona County Sheriff's Office Website