When a minor is accused of committing a crime, he or she will not face traditional proceedings in criminal court as an adult would. Minors are tried in the juvenile justice system, an institution that was created to protect and rehabilitate young people who have committed criminal offenses.
Since the first juvenile court was created in the U.S. at the end of the 19th century, the focus on rehabilitation has suffered significant blows. "Dangerous" youths are targeted and may be tried in adult courts, facing similar penalties as adults. Minors are in dire need of legal counsel to avoid the harsh consequences of a conviction.
Representing clients across Massachusetts, Andover juvenile crime attorney Mark McNally is a dedicated advocate of minors' rights. His aggressive and knowledgeable approach leaves nothing to chance in juvenile court proceedings, and his extensive criminal trial experience gives him a much-needed edge if a juvenile case should go to criminal court.
For a free consultation regarding a juvenile case, call (978) 684-2847.
It is never too early to call an attorney. We recommend acting immediately if your son or daughter has been accused of, arrested for, or charged with any of the following:
- Drug possession
- Drug sales or distribution
- Possession of a fake ID
- Underage possession of alcohol
- Underage DUI
- Destruction of property
- Assault and battery
- Firearm possession
- Gang-related crime
One of the things that makes legal representation so important in a juvenile case is the dramatic range of sentences that are imposed by juvenile court judges. There is little consistency when it comes to juvenile penalties, as judges are given considerable leeway in determining a minor's sentence.
An Andover criminal lawyer who is experienced with the juvenile justice system can represent a minor's interests and legal rights to help him or her avoid maximum penalties.
Contact McNally Law Office today at (978) 684-2847!
"Without Mark I don't know where I'd be. I would not hesitate to recommend him as your attorney, I'm fortunate to have met him."
300 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810