If your child is involved in a NC juvenile delinquency case, that means they have been accused of breaking the law. In North Carolina, the juvenile court system is completely separate from adult criminal court. Any accused person, including a juvenile or minor, has legal rights, including the right to an attorney. These rights are protected by the United States Constitution and other State and Federal laws. Juveniles also benefit from the same legal protections as adults including, a presumption of innocence, the right to a trial, and the requirement that at trial the prosecutor must show the alleged crime(s) were proven beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can be entered.
As experienced juvenile attorneys, we understand that for the most part, children are powerless: they are not in a position to effectively articulate their needs, confront systems that may pose a threat to them, or create strategies to find solutions to their problems, legal or otherwise. The juvenile attorneys in our office serve the express interests of their minor clients who are involved in the juvenile justice system and will help navigate them through what is often a confusing and intimidating legal process. Contact us today if you or your child has been accused of any criminal offense to learn more about your rights.