Juvenile Court is not simply a criminal court for children, although children have constitutional rights, just like adults including the right to counsel, the right to remain silent, and the right to a fair and impartial hearing. The purpose of the Juvenile Court is twofold. First, a judge will hear the facts alleged in the Juvenile Petition and determine whether the evidence presented proves the child’s involvement in the alleged criminal conduct beyond a reasonable doubt. Second, the court will determine whether that same child is in need of supervision, treatment, and/or rehabilitation in order to correct the founded conduct and keep it from happening again. The dispositional options for juveniles are much broader than in the criminal system and include various avenues of treatment, supervision, and rehabilitation services.
The attorneys at Martson Law Offices understand the potential stigma that may be attached to your child when he or she has been accused of a crime. If your child has been accused of a crime our criminal defense attorneys are here to help. We will review your child’s case and determine whether a legal argument exists to challenge the allegation, as well as those dispositional options that might best suit his/her needs.
Our attorneys have defended clients faced with a wide range of crimes, including but not limited to:
Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony, we will stand up for your rights and provide the high-quality representation you deserve.
Martson Law Offices has been serving clients in Central Pennsylvania for more than six decades. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge you’d find at a big-city law firm, but we also have deep roots in the community and understands the legal issues facing our clients locally.Make an Appointment