We Understand What's At Stake In Juvenile Criminal Matters
If your minor-aged child has been arrested and is facing criminal charges in central Illinois, it is critical to make sure the proceedings remain in the local juvenile court system. Depending upon the nature of the charges, adolescents as young as 15 can be charged in adult court.
Juvenile court records are sealed when the youth turns 18 but a conviction in adult court may remain on a person's record forever. Attorney Sara M. Mayo Vig has earned a reputation among juvenile court professionals for integrity and hard work on behalf of minors.
Call us if your minor-aged child is facing criminal charges, including:
- Drug crimes
- Underage drinking, DUI
- Sex offenses
- Assault, battery
- Theft, shoplifting, credit card fraud, check forgery
- Curfew violations, truancy
- Vandalism, destruction of private property
Will Your Child Go To Jail?
Depending upon the severity of the offense, the juvenile courts have the option of incarcerating minors. In many cases, judges realize that probation and rehabilitation are more appropriate options. Most counties in Illinois have some excellent probation, education and rehabilitation programs in place. We will work with the juvenile court officials to find an appropriate program, if available.