Juvenile Crimes: Critical Mistakes At A Young Age
Under Nebraska law, a minor under the age of 17 is required to have hearings for any misdemeanor or low-level felony charges begin in the juvenile court system. Our criminal law attorney, Jeff Courtney, founded Courtney Law Office, P.C., L.L.O., almost 30 years ago to bring compassionate legal counsel to criminal defendants, including minors appearing in both juvenile and county court systems.
Juvenile Law In Nebraska
When courts treat children as adults, research has shown that there is no reduction in crime. In other words, children facing criminal charges in a justice system meant for adults does not reduce violence or prevent future crimes from occurring. By filtering minors (age 17 and under) toward the juvenile justice system, children have faster access to treatment and rehabilitation options and a process that is better suited to their developmental needs.
Our legal team at Courtney Law Office, P.C., L.L.O., helps juveniles and their families who are navigating the following charges in either the juvenile or criminal justice systems:
- Drug possession
- Underage drinking (minor in possession)
Another advantage to the juvenile court system is that it provides a potential for a juvenile criminal court conviction record to be sealed, allowing a minor’s mistakes to remain in the past and not haunt their future. Our criminal defense attorney, Jeff Courtney, has decades of experience. If you (or your child) is facing juvenile court, he can help.
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If you, or someone you love has been charged with a crime that is being funneled to juvenile court, let an experienced criminal legal team help you. Call today at 402-553-2333 or use our online form to send an email and schedule your free consultation today.