Juvenile Crimes

Children under the age of 17 who are charged with a criminal offense are changed with juvenile delinquency, or committing a delinquent act. Your child may be charged with juvenile delinquency for most criminal offense, including:

  • Property crimes, such as shoplifting, theft or burglary
  • Simple battery (where no one is hurt)
  • Aggravated or substantial battery (where someone is hurt)
  • Sex crimes such as statutory rape (which is consensual sex with a minor)
  • Drug crimes, such as possession, drug trafficking and intent to deliver.

The consequences of a conviction of juvenile delinquency can be very high. For example, a conviction on a drug charge would make your child ineligible for federal financial assistance for college or vocational school. As a parent, you may be held liable for up to $10,000 in damages under Wisconsin law for delinquent acts committed by your child

If your child has been charged with a delinquent act, contact me, juvenile crime defense attorney Craig Kuhary, as soon as possible. If your child is a first-time offender, I can seek a deferred prosecution agreement, which are handled by Human Services. Under these agreements, your child will not even be charged with a crime. Instead, your child will receive informal probation. After successfully completing probation, the case will be closed without your child ever having been charged or convicted. Even if your child is not a first-time offender, there are many things I can do on your child's behalf.

If you're interested in filing for an occupational license and need legal counsel or representation, contact me, a Milwaukee OW/DWI/DUI defense attorney. I can review your case and driving record and help you apply for an occupational license.

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