Juvenile Crimes

Criminal Law Lawyers in Lake County, Illinois, Serving clients charged with DUI in Libertyville Mundelein Fox lake Lindenhurst Lake Zurich all of NE Illinois & SE Wisconsin.

Committing a crime as a juvenile has immediate and life-long consequences. Even though your child is charged with a juvenile offense, the consequences can still be severe. Your child may be sentenced to probation or even incarcerated in a juvenile detention center. Additionally, your child’s case can impact you as a parent. Parents must attend court with their kids and if a sentence of probation is imposed the parents can be subject to conditions of the court, as well. For example, as a parent you may be required to attend counseling with your child or parenting classes. Even after the case is over your child’s new criminal record will likely follow him or her and may prevent admission to schools or prevent him or her from getting a job. Juvenile offenses are serious cases. The juvenile crime defense lawyers from Harter & Schottland can help minimize the penalties and prevent one mistake from affecting your child’s future.

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At Harter & Schottland, we help juveniles fight criminal charges. A juvenile case normally begins with a summons to court. It is imperative to get one of our attorneys involved immediately. Your child’s first court appearance is important and you need a lawyer who can be prepared. Sometimes a juvenile case begins when the prosecutor’s office calls to request a meeting with the juvenile and his or her parents. It is especially important to have an attorney from Harter & Schottland involved when this happens. Anything your child says during that meeting becomes evidence and can be used against him or her in court. Let our attorney do the talking for your child. Often when we appear with the family in this situation we can prevent charges from being filed at all. Contact us for a free case evaluation and learn how we can fight for your child.

When your son or daughter faces a misdemeanor or felony charge, you need a lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to effectively handle your child’s case. Our Lake County juvenile crime attorneys have successfully handled cases involving:

A juvenile case is just as important as an adult charge. Do not take chances with your child’s future. Call Harter & Schottland immediately if your child is facing a juvenile charge.


Juvenile delinquency is often just the result of youthful indiscretion- it does not mean he or she is a bad person. Juvenile criminal offenses do not accurately measure your child’s character as he or she grows into adulthood. Such charges should not remain with your child throughout his or her life. At Harter & Schottland, we can expunge juvenile charges from your child’s records.

If your child was charged with a crime, contact an Illinois juvenile criminal defense lawyer at Harter & Schottland for a free case evaluation.

From offices in Round Lake Beach, Waukegan and Woodstock, we represent clients throughout Northern Illinois.

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