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A Troubled Kid Or A Kid In Trouble?

When a young person makes a mistake or faces an accusation of a crime, they have a lot on the line. Juvenile delinquency may not come with penalties as harsh as those for an adult crime, but they are still significant. If your child has made a mistake, you need an attorney who can fight for their future.

At Blacha Law Office, LLC, we often take on juvenile delinquency cases across Illinois. Our team of lawyers has the courtroom experience to defend your child in court. We know that watching your child face criminal charges can be scary. We are here to help you through it by answering your questions.

What Is A ‘Juvenile Delinquent?’

According to Northwestern University, a “delinquent act” would be considered a crime if it was committed by an adult. In that sense, a juvenile delinquent is someone the law would consider a criminal if they were a little bit older.

As long as the offender is a juvenile, a delinquent act is any crime, such as:

  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Breaking and entering

Additionally, some crimes, such as truancy, may be considered delinquencies but do not apply to adults.

What Happens To A Juvenile Delinquent’s Record?

Illinois automatically seals a juvenile’s arrest and conviction record once they turn 18. The public cannot view it; in most cases, this is enough. However, some government agencies can still access these records.

You may wish to pursue an expungement for juvenile offenses to ensure that these records are completely inaccessible. Safeguarding your child’s future after adjudication is critical.

We Protect Your Family

Contact our firm at 630-283-1987 to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys. We work with clients across Naperville and can explain the difficulties ahead of you and your child in simple, understandable language. We treat you and your problems with the respect they deserve.