It doesn't seem fair that a youthful mistake could derail your entire future, but unfortunately for many juveniles convicted of crimes, that's exactly what happens. Whether the result of an impulsive action with unforeseen results, or an intentional or malicious act, the results of a juvenile conviction have far-reaching effects. Most, but not all, crimes committed by youths aged seventeen and younger are prosecuted in the juvenile court system.
The Illinois juvenile justice system may not always seem just and can be intimidating for kids and their families. You may have many questions, or you may not even know the right questions to ask. You may be afraid to speak up, or you may not know who to talk to. All the while, you know that your child's future is at stake. It's important to have a powerful advocate, someone who can explain what you need to know, help you navigate the system, and most importantly, fight for your child's rights.
At Beuke & Beuke, we believe that children's futures shouldn't be limited or defined by their mistakes. We represent juveniles charged with a variety of offenses, including:
Rick and Peter Beuke concentrate their practice primarily on criminal defense, including crimes committed by juveniles. As both defense attorneys and former prosecutors, they have experience with the juvenile justice system. They know the questions to ask, the things to watch out for, and how to challenge the case against your child.
A strong defense is your best investment. If your child has been charged with a crime, or you believe they may be, don't wait to get legal help. Contact Beuke & Beuke immediately so that we can get to work protecting your child's rights and their future.