When a person under the age of 17 is accused of a criminal offense, he or she is eligible for juvenile court proceedings and sentencing, which can mean a more rehabilitative sentence rather than a sentence focused primarily on punishment. For serious juvenile crimes, including assaults that would normally be felonies under state law, adult sentencing is possible, and even in the juvenile court system, defense representation can drastically alter the range of legal options available to an alleged offender. The Southfield juvenile assault defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates know how to protect those who have been accused of a crime committed while under age 17 from the incredibly detrimental penalties that can result. No matter what your specific situation may be, our attorneys are ready right now to begin working with you or your loved one as you fight back against police and prosecutors who may try to rob you of your future. With so much at stake, it is crucial that you do everything you can to fight back against conviction, especially if adult court sentencing is on the line. Our attorneys know how to help those accused of juvenile crimes in Southfield to fight waivers to adult court, and have experience defending clients from restrictions on their freedom in adult and juvenile courts statewide.
Trial lawyer Scott Grabel cares about the rights of the accused, and has dedicated the past decade and more to protecting clients statewide in assault and violent crime cases, as well as other misdemeanor, felony, and delinquency action cases. Under his direction, our team has become recognized as one of the premier firms in Southfield and the state for criminal defense, and our proven results show why so many clients trust our team with their futures.
Get in touch with the Grabel & Associates team now and learn more about juvenile assault crimes and fighting juvenile crime conviction in Southfield. Whether you have been accused of a crime or are seeking representation for your child, our attorneys can provide you with a free, confidential, no obligation consultation right now. Call 1-800-342-7896 and instantly be connected with one of our qualified juvenile delinquency action defense representatives to learn more about the next steps you should take in your case. We are available 24/7 for clients in Southfield and statewide during investigation, arrest, or trial.
As mentioned above, a juvenile is legally defined as anyone under the age of 17. Juvenile cases are dealt with as “delinquency actions” in the juvenile court division of the family court system, and sentences from this court usually differ greatly from those common in adult court. While jail time, fines, and a criminal record will be on the line in adult court proceedings for an assault case, placement on the juvenile consent calendar combined with some probation-like terms is more likely in juvenile court.
Juveniles can be charged as adults if the alleged offense would be considered a felony if committed by a person 17 or older. The closer the offender is to the age of 17, the more likely it will be that a case is waived to adult court, though criminal history and other factors are also considered. In assault cases, many offenses can be waived to an adult court. Some felonies include assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to commit great bodily harm, and assault with intent to murder.
Whatever the specifics of your assault case, our experienced team is here to help. We know how to handle all kinds of juvenile assault cases, including those involving fights, gang violence, weapons charges, and more. If you have been accused of simple assault, battery, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, assault with intent, or any other violent offense, contact our team now. Protect yourself and your future by fighting back with an experienced attorney.
There is a lot on the line in juvenile crime cases, even more than in adult cases in many instances. With graduation, college, loans, scholarships, job opportunities, freedoms like the ability to drive, and so much more ready to be stripped away, it is imperative that you seek the best possible defense lawyer to guide you through your case. Even if a juvenile is only facing misdemeanor charges, and will be sentenced in juvenile court, there is a lot of damage that can be done if the accused doesn’t have an advocate committed to protecting his or her best interests, and not the interests of the court or public defender’s office. Our lawyers will always look out for you and fight to defend your future, and are available 24/7 to get started.
Contact our team now to learn more about our proven approach to juvenile criminal defense. Call 1-800-342-7896 or contact Scott Grabel online through this website, and begin your fight for justice. Whether you are a juvenile seeking confidential legal advice, or a parent wanting to protect your child, our lawyers are available 24/7 to begin working with you.