Juvenile Criminal Defense

In the past, it was easier to pass off a juvenile offense as a youthful indiscretion. Times are different, now, and even minor juvenile infractions are taken very seriously. For example, if a teenager is caught €œgarage hopping € €”going into open garages looking for desirable items like beer €”he can be charged residential burglary, a felony with a mandatory jail sentence. At Donahue, Sowa & Magana, we know that defending juveniles accused of a criminal act requires discretion, understanding, and the strength to intervene to prevent future infractions.

Illinois Juvenile Crime Defense Attorneys

As one of the oldest firms in Illinois dedicated to criminal defense, Donahue, Sowa & Magana we have a long history of defending juveniles accused of criminal behavior. Our juvenile defense attorneys will defend your child no matter what the charge is. We have defended minors accused of all types of criminal acts, including:

  • Shoplifting
  • Minors in possession (MIP)
  • Underage drinking and DUI
  • Drug possession and trafficking
  • Criminal damage
  • Theft, burglary, and residential burglary

We have successfully defended individuals, and have the experience to know when to seek alternatives to prosecution, such as court supervision, and work to prevent future problems. In addition, if the minor is accused of a serious crime and charged as an adult, as a law firm dedicated to criminal defense, we can continue to represent even in adult transfer cases.

Contact an Illinois Juvenile Crime Defense Attorney

At Donahue, Sowa & Magana, our juvenile defense lawyers will vigorously defend your child and work to find alternatives to prosecution. Contact an Illinois juvenile defense lawyer today.

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Donahue, Sowa & Magana—with offices in St. Charles and Naperville, Illinois—is dedicated to defending the rights of people throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, including the cities such as DeKalb, Naperville, Wheaton, Joliet, Downers Grove, Elgin, and Aurora. Cook County • Will County • DeKalb County • DuPage County • Kane County
Kendall County • McHenry County