Arrested for a Juvenile Crime in the Bronx?
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If your son or daughter has been arrested, you should waste no time in
contacting The Law Office of Steven H. Goldman. As a parent, having your
child charged with a crime is one of your worst nightmares, and the last
thing you want is for him or her to have their future ruined by a criminal
record, or fall into the trap of becoming a repeat criminal.
You can turn to Attorney Steven H. Goldman for the compassionate, yet aggressive
defense representation your son or daughter's urgent situation demands.
Why hire our firm?
- Attorney Goldman has nearly 30 years of experience.
- We handle state and federal criminal defense matters.
FREE case evaluations.
- We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Attorney Goldman has handled
thousands of cases.
- We provide personalized and dedicated advice.
Juvenile Offenders in New York
Under New York law, youthful offenders are categorized as: juvenile delinquents,
juvenile offenders, or youthful offenders. Each category is defined by
the youth's age and whether the youth is thought to be criminally
responsible for his or her behavior.
Juvenile delinquents over 7 and under 16 are not criminally responsible for their actions due
to infancy, these cases are prosecuted in family court by the New York
City Law Department. Juvenile delinquents may face a term of placement
for a maximum of 12 months for a misdemeanor, 18 months for a felony,
or 5 years for a designated felony.
Juvenile offenders are youth that are 13, 14, or 15 who commit a serious crime, and are assumed
to be criminally responsible due to the serious nature of the offense.
Juvenile offender cases are automatically assigned to the adult criminal
court system, and are prosecuted by the county District Attorney's Office.
Juvenile offenders are subject to adult sentences, and may face up to life
in prison if they commit murder. Designated felonies include:
Youthful offenders are age 16 and over, and are considered criminally responsible for their
actions. Youthful offenders fall under the jurisdiction of the adult criminal
justice stem and are prosecuted by the county District Attorney's
Office – they serve their sentences under the adult correctional
Contact a Bronx criminal defense lawyer!
New York currently sends youth ages 16 and 17 to the adult criminal justice
system, despite the fact that extensive research indicates that youth
at this stage of development do better with other interventions, and that
the current approach is not effective at reducing future criminality.
If your child is facing criminal charges,
contact our office immediately for help. In a free case evaluation, our Bronx criminal defense
attorney will answer your questions and explain which legal strategies
we would use in your child's defense.
We proudly serve clients in the Bronx,
Manhattan as well as Westchester and throughout New York City.