Usually, if a minor breaks the law, the matter will be resolved in juvenile court, where proceedings are civil, not criminal. The court has a wide range of options to do what it considers to be in the best interests of the juvenile. Whether you want to make sure that a minor's rights are protected in juvenile court or you're concerned that a minor has been improperly charged as an adult, an attorney experienced in defending juvenile crimes can help.
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- Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- Is the lawyer's office conveniently located near you?