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Juvenile and School Offenses

Bensalem, Bucks County, Philadelphia. New Jersey: Juvenile Offense Lawyer

If your child is in trouble, whether with the police or at school, events can quickly spiral out of control. A child can be suspended or expelled from school or, much worse, charged with juvenile delinquency. If the situation is serious enough, your child even face charges in adult criminal court.

You and your child deserve a strong and dedicated legal advocate, one who will speak up for your child's rights whether that means appearing in front of the school board, in juvenile court or before a criminal court judge.

The Northeast Philadelphia law office of Lacks and Associates offers you the aggressive advocacy you and your child need. Mr. Lacks is a former Bucks County deputy district attorney with 30 years of successful criminal law experience. Mr. Lacks is also a recognized authority on juvenile offenses, having recently appeared twice as a consultant on the Fox News network.  Mr. Yanoff is licensed to defend charges of juvenile offenses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

We invite all new clients to visit us at our offices for a free initial consultation. If you and your child need help from a highly qualified attorney, we encourage you to contact our office to make an appointment.

Defending a Child at School

Schools have lengthy codes of conduct that include zero-tolerance policies on behavior like school bullying, weapons, verbal abuse, violence, truancy or threats against teachers. A child accused of violating a school's code of conduct may face suspension or expulsion, both from sports teams and from academic classes, which can have a long-term effect on the child's school record and ability to attend college or obtain financial aid.

In such situations, we are available to intervene on behalf of your child as an advocate before the school board. The school district may have disciplinary procedures that are not being followed, evidence of wrongdoing may be lacking or perhaps there are mitigating factors in the child's life.

Defending a Minor in Juvenile Court

When a minor is charged with a juvenile offense or a crime, the most important consideration is whether the child will be charged as a minor or as an adult. The two legal systems work very differently and have very different types of penalties. A minor who is tried as an adult may serve time in jail if convicted; whereas minors tried in juvenile court frequently end up with probation or other alternative penalties.

Attorney Lacks has a record of success in representing minors both in adult criminal court and in juvenile proceedings. He is a strong and aggressive advocate for children and young people who are caught up in the criminal justice system, fighting hard to protect their rights and their futures.

Contact Our Offices for a Free Consultation

If your child is in trouble at school or with the police, we invite you to contact our offices to schedule a free initial visit to discuss how we can help. Call us at 215-245-8440 or send us an e-mail to make an appointment.

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