Juvenile Crimes & Offenses

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Juvenile Crimes & Offenses Overview

When your child or teenager is charged with a criminal offense, it is normal to be worried about how the arrest will affect their future. Many juvenile offenses can follow a child into adulthood if not handled correctly. If a loved one has been charged with a juvenile criminal offense, contact one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys immediately to discuss the charges and the available options. Our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and skills to assist the juvenile offender to resolve the case while focusing on both the short term and long term consequences.

While many juvenile offenses can be serious, the majority are minor offenses such as underage drinking, possession of marijuana, retail theft, or assault. Our attorneys are experienced in both serious and less serious offenses. We pride ourselves on finding the most effective defense strategies based upon the specific goals of the case. Our attorneys are up to date on all of the available options that can both lessen and can sometimes outright dismiss many juvenile infractions and offenses.

Types of Juvenile Crimes & Offenses

  • Assault
  • Drug Offenses
  • DUI Charges
  • Underage Drinking

Underage Drinking

In Pennsylvania, the official term for Underage Drinking and related offenses is called Minor in Possession. Under this law, a wide range of actions involving underage residents and alcohol are prohibited. It is illegal for individuals under the age of 21 to intentionally and knowingly transport alcohol, to possess alcohol, to consume alcohol, or to buy or attempt to buy alcohol.

Pennsylvania’s Underage Drinking penalties are severe. A costly fine and a possible license suspension may result from a conviction. If you or a family member have been cited with Underage Drinking charges or a related offense, it is crucial that you immediately contact an attorney. The attorneys in our law firm will be able to assess the case and provide the most effective way to defend the matter. There are normally ways to significantly reduce the possible penalties and, under certain circumstances, have the case dismissed. We have years of experience successfully representing clients who have been cited with Underage Drinking or related offenses.

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Thomas L. Kearney


Richard W. Fisher

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