Crime

  • Juvenile Offenses

Offense Level

  • Misdemeanors and felonies

Sentencing

  • Sentences range from being released back to the care of a guardian to serving a juvenile life prison sentence, and everything in between.

Law Enforcement/Prosecution

Law enforcement and prosecutors recognize that without intervention, young offenders become seasoned criminals as they get older. For that reason, law enforcement dedicates time and resources to investigating and arresting children. Children who are brought before juvenile court (between the ages of 10 to 17) are also not held to the same standards as adults. Once arrested, that child has no right to bail or a jury trial. Their fate lies in the hands of a judge. Children are poor advocates for themselves. They rarely possess the ability to select the proper attorney or assist in choosing a wise defense strategy. They are also often scared and traumatized by a difficult childhood and the fear of the unknown criminal process that lies ahead of them.

Our Experience

If your child is facing juvenile court, it’s more than likely they need help, understanding and rehabilitation, not punishment. Experienced criminal trial lawyer William S. Kroger and his legal team at the Kroger Law Group are ready to help you and your child navigate the juvenile court system and ensure they get the assistance they need. In many cases, children are brought before the juvenile court because of pranks or mistakes. There’s no reason why this should have to affect the rest of your child’s life, or that they should be punished when what they really need is help. Mr. Kroger has been an attorney since 1997, and has represented many countless juvenile defendants over the years. He and his legal team understand the unique nature of dealing with the juvenile court and children. Mr. Kroger and the Kroger Law Group will discuss with you and your child what your options are, ensure they completely understand what their rights are during this difficult time and provide your child with the best legal defense and representation possible.

Example Case

In 2008, a 14-year old boy was charged with throwing a large rock at a police officer and police cruiser, both felonies. Mr. Kroger and his team navigated the young man and his family through the juvenile process and ensured that he was released to his mother and given a second chance. Four years later, that boy, now a young man, saw attorney William Holbrook of the Kroger Law Group in a shopping mall. He shook Mr. Holbrook’s hand and thanked him for helping him through that difficult situation. He had just enrolled in college and had indeed turned his life around.

Conclusion

Only the experience of an attorney like Mr. Kroger and the Kroger Law Group can ensure your child will receive the best legal defense that is possible. His working relationship with the courts and prosecutors will ensure that your child isn’t just another file or case, and that his or her extenuating circumstances are taken into consideration. Contact Mr. Kroger and the Kroger Law Group as soon as possible. Early intervention ensures you and your child will receive the best legal advice. It also provides the time to develop a legal strategy if the case does proceed to juvenile court.