Helping You Understand Your Rights

Explaining the Court System for Juveniles

​Juvenile Court is complex. If your child has had a petition filed against them, alleging they are delinquent, you may be wondering what that means, what your child’s rights are, and how Juvenile Court is different than adult Criminal Court. An attorney can help your child understand his/her rights and the potential outcomes of his/her case.


The rules are different. It is not criminal court. Yet if you are part of one of these cases, it may seem like it. It is important that you understand your rights, and have someone with you to explain the process and what needs to be done. The most important thing is to work with the Department and listen to what your Case Worker tells you. An attorney will be able to explain the ins and outs of the Juvenile Court System.

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