Schaumburg IL Juvenile Law Lawyer

Schaumburg, Illinois Juvenile Law Defense Attorney

Unlike the adult criminal justice system, the juvenile criminal justice system is geared towards intervention and rehabilitation. Consequently, case workers and judges are often willing to consider counseling, education programs and other alternatives to incarceration or detention.

However, in order to help your son's or daughter's case, it is extremely important to work with an experienced juvenile defense lawyer who understands the special procedures and requirements involved in the juvenile court system.

At The Law Offices of Steven R. Roach, we are dedicated to helping troubled teens get a second chance. In cases involving non-violent criminal offenses, attorney Steven R. Roach can often convince the court to reduce the charge or sentence, resulting in probation, community service and/or counseling.

In cases involving violent offenses, he works with experts in counseling, psychology and drug addiction in order to contextualize a teens' behavior and convince the court that he or she needs help, and not incarceration.

If your underage son or daughter has been arrested on criminal charges, contact juvenile law defense attorney Steven R. Roach. Call one of our three convenient locations: Chicago at 312-421-8820; Schaumburg at 847-685-6000; Wheaton at 630-573-8500 to schedule a free consultation.

Criminal Charges and the Juvenile Law Criminal System

Criminal defense attorney Steven R. Roach counsels and represents juveniles charged with the following crimes:

  • Vandalism
  • Shoplifting
  • Underage drinking / DUI
  • Drug charges, including possession or distribution of marijuana, Ecstasy, mushrooms, cocaine, LSD, prescription drugs and more
  • Sexual assault
  • Assault
  • Arson
  • Criminal trespass

Helping Young People Avoid Detention

There is a nationwide trend that has seen more and more juveniles charged as adults when violence is involved. If the court believes a juvenile knowingly acted in a depraved, criminal manner, the likelihood of his or her being charged as an adult increases dramatically.

Attorney Steven R. Roach will consult with experts in order to help convince the court to avoid charging a young person as an adult. Here, a psychological evaluation may be necessary, as well as willingness on the part of the juvenile to seek counseling and stay in school.

Contact Juvenile Law Defense Attorney Steven R. Roach

How your son or daughter is presented in court is very important in juvenile crime cases. If the judge or case worker believes he or she is unwilling to consider the consequences of their actions, detention may be ordered. Contact juvenile law defense attorney Steven R. Roach online to schedule a free, confidential consultation, or call one of our three convenient locations: Chicago at 312-421-8820; Schaumburg at 847-685-6000; Wheaton at 630-573-8500.