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Chicago Juvenile Defense Attorneys

Juvenile Defense

There is nothing more frightening than finding out your child is being charged with a juvenile offense. It is important to understand that a juvenile record can significantly impact the future of your child. If your child is seeking higher education, many colleges ask about juvenile records. A juvenile record can also impact your child’s ability to participate in sports programs and receive benefits such as scholarships and financial aid.  Criminal convictions can follow your child and impact how employers and even landlords view your child. 

We defend juveniles in cases ranging from minor traffic violations to more serious felony offenses, including:

  • Drug Charges

  • Underage Drinking

  • Speeding and Other Moving Violations

  • DUI, Reckless Driving and Other Serious Traffic Violations

  • Assault and Other Violent Crimes

  • Property Crimes

  • Sex Crimes

  • Theft/Shoplifting Charges

  • Burglary

Do not be fooled into thinking that the state will go easy on your child if he or she has no prior record. At Mark Galler Law, LLC, we will carefully review the facts of your child’s case, identify defenses, and work diligently to protect your child’s record and rights.  If the state comes down hard on your child, we can still seek to resolve the juvenile case by negotiating an agreement with the prosecution.  However, if the prosecution does not want to negotiate, we have a team of skilled trial lawyers who will be fully prepared to fight for your child’s right at a trial, if necessary. 

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