All too often juvenile crimes are not taken seriously and are brushed off as kids simply being kids. Although there is a separate Juvenile Court in Massachusetts, juveniles are still held accountable for the same laws as adults. Being found guilty of a crime as a juvenile can have lifelong consequences starting with suspension/expulsion from school, effecting the ability for student grants/loans and the ability to secure a job in certain fields later on in life. Following are some of the more common charges that juveniles face:

Assault
Disorderly conduct
Disturbing the peace
Drug charges
DUI/OUI
Juvenile sex crimes
Larceny
Malicious destruction of property
Minor transporting liquor
Shoplifting
Social Media charges
Threatening to commit a crime
Trespassing
Underage drinking

It is important to take any juvenile charge seriously and to seek legal advice regarding their case as soon as possible. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to discuss your child’s case.