Few things are as frightening to parents as seeing their children arrested. It’s personally devastating and it can haunt a family for years. The DeJean Law Office team has extensive experience in representing juveniles.
We understand how to navigate Louisiana’s complex juvenile court system and to argue for the best possible outcome for an accused juvenile offender and his or her family. Juvenile courts differ dramatically from adult courts in several ways. Court proceedings are not open to the public and are not of public record, and the court system places an emphasis on rehabilitation over punishment.
Common charges for juveniles in Louisiana include:
- Assault or battery
- Home invasion
- Drug charges, including possession of marijuana or prescription pills
- Underage drinking
- Underage DWI
Our goal is to ensure your child’s rights are protected and that he or she is defended to the fullest extent. We understand that getting past this kind of negative, life-changing event is your top priority.