Juvenile Defense Lawyers in Waukegan, IL

Criminal Law Waukegan, IL

Our firm handles a full range of juvenile law. Children need protection in a number of ways as do adults. For example, if for some reason, such as death or divorce, their situation will change, directions can be made now to assure their future before they get into trouble and it is too late to make satisfactory arrangements.

If children are removed from the custody of their parents, their parents may go through endless heartbreak, red tape, and expense. The police, detention facilities, and social agencies may treat children in ways that parents consider inappropriate. Without the presence of our lawyers giving legal representation, complaints of bad treatment may be ignored.

Children can become “law breakers” in many ways from simple trespassing and drugs to an endless variety of criminal acts. Parents may be made financially responsible for damage caused by their children to others or to public property. The legal system can be confusing since it seeks to protect children and their best interest, but this process may actually deny children various legal protections given to adults. Our lawyers at DLP understand these legal and cultural distinctions. They will guide parents with compassion and affordable legal protection when dealing with the police and social agencies.

Examples of Juvenile Defenses

  • Assault
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Drug Offenses
  • Property Crimes
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Underage Possession
  • Retail Theft
  • Shoplifting