Has your child been accused of delinquent activity?
Experienced Bucks County Juvenile Defense Attorney
If your child has been accused of summary offenses or delinquent activity, you need an experienced juvenile defense attorney in Bucks County who will work aggressively to defend the charges. The Law Office of Sharif N. Abaza understands that children and teenagers sometime may make an error in judgment, fall into the wrong type of crowd or find themselves behaving out of character due to peer pressures, but that does not mean that they should be troubled and haunted by an unfortunate, youthful mistake for the rest of their lives.
Juvenile Summary Charges and Criminal Charges
As a result of these mistakes, a juvenile’s life can be permanently changed, especially if the prosecutor convinces the judge to treat the juvenile as an adult. While juvenile offenders do not typically face the same penalties as adult offenders, there are certain circumstances that can affect the juvenile’s status and require that they be tried as adults. For example, if there was use of deadly weapon during the crime, the juvenile will face the same criminal charges and penalties as any adult who has committed the same crime. In Bucks County, Juvenile Court has jurisdiction over your child until the age of 21. Sharif Abaza is your juvenile defense attorney in Bucks County.
Strategic Defense for Juvenile Offenses
As an experienced juvenile defense attorney, Sharif Abaza will provide legal insight and representation to underage clients who are facing summary, misdemeanor and/or felony charges. The procedures and penalties associated with juvenile cases vary greatly from adult cases. During an adult trial, an alleged offender is determined to be innocent or guilty. During a juvenile proceeding, an alleged offender is determined to be delinquent or non-delinquent.
As a fierce advocate for juvenile clients, Sharif Abaza has provided juvenile defense attorney services for children and teenagers facing:
JUVENILE DEFENSE ATTORNEY SUMMARY CHARGES
- Careless Driving
- Disorderly Conduct
- Driving with a Suspended License, DUI and Non-DUI related
- Hit and Run
- Reckless Driving
- Retail Theft Less than $150.00
- Underage Drinking
- Aggravated Assault
- Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances
- Distribution of Controlled Substances
- Growing Operations of Marijuana
- Misdemeanor and Felony Possession of Illicit Drugs
- Simple Assault
- Vehicular Homicide and Manslaughter
- and much more