Juvenile cases move through the system more quickly than adult cases and often involve interviews between the minor and a probation officer even before the case goes to court. Contrary to adult court, juveniles have no right to bail and may be detained in juvenile hall.
For these reasons it is particularly important that parents obtain competent legal representation for their minor children the moment they learn they are in trouble. If you call the Law Offices of Lawrence & Peck we will explain the juvenile justice system to you and advise you of your rights. If we are retained we will immediately become involved in the case, oversee contacts between the client and the probation officer and the prosecutor, secure the minor’s release if in custody, and resolve the case as favorably as possible.