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Experienced Defense For Juvenile Assault Charges

Is your child facing aggravated assault charges after a fight? School fights can unintentionally escalate in an instant. What starts out as a miscommunication between kids in a school yard is suddenly a serious matter if your child is found to have intentionally hurt another person, attempted to cause serious bodily harm to another person or threatened to cause harm, with or without a deadly weapon. Hiring an experienced juvenile law attorney if your child is facing an aggravated assault charge is the best option for your child’s future.

At the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, we work with case workers and prosecutors to help a young person get the help he or she needs to avoid getting into trouble again. Call our office in Naperville toll free at 888-583-6197 or 630-364-4621 for a free consultation to learn more about how an experienced attorney can help your child.

Your Child Does Not Have To Suffer Harsh Penalties

Juvenile courts for children less than 17 years old are not like adult courts in that juvenile courts work to provide a system providing rehabilitation opportunities for youth. Juvenile court judges and juvenile case workers generally provide young offenders another chance when it is clear that a youth is not indifferent to the harm caused and acknowledge they have made a mistake.

Juvenile courts have flexibility to consider your child’s circumstances if the case comes to sentencing. It is important to keep in mind, however, that your child could face severe penalties without knowledgeable legal representation. In many cases, attorney Nathe has successfully obtained court supervision for juvenile offenders. Under supervision, the delinquent act will not go on the child’s record as long as he or she complies with the provisions set up by the juvenile court and stays out of trouble.

Sometimes supervision is not granted by the court due to the level of the crime. If the judge does not grant supervision, the juvenile adjudication may include:

  • Up to 30 days in a juvenile detention facility
  • Probation
  • Commitment to the Department of Corrections

Learn More About Your Child’s Legal Options In A Free Consultation

When your child is facing charges for a delinquent act, you want the best outcome for them in the long run. The Law Office of Philip R. Nathe is dedicated to protecting the future and the rights of minors who are facing charges for any criminal offense or delinquent act. Email or call now to speak with an experienced lawyer at 630-364-4621 or toll free at 888-583-6197.