When children get in trouble with the law, they enter into the juvenile court system. This system is significantly different from the criminal courts that deal with adult offenders, and an attorney needs to understand the differences in order to be successful. The Illinois family law attorneys of Lois Kulinsky & Associates, Ltd., have more than 45 years of combined experience. We know the juvenile court system. If your child has gotten in trouble with the law, you can count on our attorneys.
Our fees can be paid with credit cards or through an installment plan for your convenience. Our goal is to make our services affordable, and one of the ways we accomplish that goal is by working as a team to maximize every dollar.
Defense Against Juvenile Delinquency and Criminal Allegations
For the most part, juveniles can be accused of any crime that an adult could. However, there are some charges that are more common for juveniles and others that apply only to minors, such as:
- Shoplifting and theft
- Underage drinking
While adults and juveniles can engage in many of the same behaviors, young people are often treated differently in juvenile court. In many cases, younger people may be adjudicated delinquent instead of being convicted of a crime. At Lois Kulinsky & Associates, Ltd., we handle delinquency proceedings and criminal cases for juveniles.
Divorce and Juvenile Law Often Interact
Divorce can be extremely stressful on a child. It is not uncommon for a child to act out during the process. Unfortunately, that acting out can come in the form of committing crimes. As a family law firm, we understand the unique stresses children face during a divorce. We are compassionate and committed to overcoming these charges in order to prevent them from interfering with future goals.
Contact Us for a Free, Half-Hour Initial Consultation
If your child is accused of delinquency or criminal behavior, contact us online to set up a free, half-hour consultation with one of our caring lawyers. Or, call our main office in Wheeling and Buffalo Grove at 847-459-4448 or our secondary office in Libertyville at 847-281-0200. We represent clients in the north and northwest suburbs and throughout the greater Chicago area.