Tips and things to look for and ask a perspective attorney when looking for representation on a juvenile case.
When beginning a search for a Juvenile attorney, make sure that you understand not all criminal attorneys handle juvenile cases. The Statutes are different, the court proceedings are different, and the outcomes to the cases can very greatly from those charged with adult offenses.
Finding an Attorney
Make sure that when you begin your search, find someone who has practiced in the area of Juvenile Law. Do not just take an attorney's word, DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Make sure they know the Juvenile judges, the prosecutors, etc.
Make sure that the attorney can tell you about the juvenile process. It is completely different from the adult court process.
Selecting an Attorney
The most important thing to do when actually hiring an attorney is to make sure they have the experience to handle a juvenile case. Look at their website. Call the local bar association. READ THE REVIEWS OF THE ATTORNEY! These are all ways to make sure you are selecting the best representative for your loved one.
Remember, anyone can say that they handle juvenile cases, but not everyone actually does.
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