Is Your Child Facing Delinquent Trespass Charges?
Going onto someone else’s property or into someone’s home or car without permission is criminal trespass. Sometimes a trespass charge is accompanied by charges for vandalism or for theft. Criminal trespass charges are generally considered delinquent acts in the juvenile justice system. However, depending on the circumstances, more serious charges could apply.
Working with an experienced juvenile defense attorney as soon as you know your child is facing charges can make a difference in your child’s case. At the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, we provide individualized attention to your child’s unique circumstances. We will review the facts of your child’s arrest and provide guidance for the best possible outcome. Attorney Philip Nathe has comprehensive knowledge and experience of all matters related to juvenile law. He understands the vital key is to evaluate the strength of the state’s case against your child.
Comprehensive Defense For Juveniles Contending With Misdemeanor Or Felony Charges
Juvenile court is the venue for most juvenile criminal trespass cases. Juvenile court judges often consider many factors before sentencing a minor. These factors include:
- The minor’s age
- Home life and family pressures
- Level of understanding of the crime
- Previous record of crimes
Juvenile court judges have flexibility when it comes to sentencing. They are allowed to factor in whether the child would learn from their mistake and avoid delinquent trespass acts in the future. For many trespass cases, Mr. Nathe has successfully argued for court supervision. If a child successfully completes court supervision, the underaged offense will not go on his or her background record.
Providing The Best Options For Your Child’s Complete Defense
If your child is facing criminal trespass charges, schedule a free consultation with us. We represent youths in DuPage County and surrounding communities in the Chicago area, including Cook, Kane, Will and Kendall counties. Since 1990, Attorney Nathe has defended juvenile and adult clients as a private criminal defense lawyer. He is a former probation officer and county prosecutor. Call our office in Naperville at 630-364-4621 or toll free at 1-888-583-6197. You can also reach us online.