Juvenile Offenses

Effective Criminal Defense for Minors

A criminal conviction as a youth can haunt the person later in life in many ways. If your son or daughter is charged with a juvenile crime, you want an experienced legal advocate who will work to reduce the impact. Contact my Wheaton, Illinois, office for a free consultation at (630) 260-9647.

The law firm of Stephen A. Brundage, Attorney at Law, practices in juvenile courts of DuPage County, Kane County, and Cook County. I can capably protect your child's interests in any juvenile crime, including:

  • Underage drinking or DUI
  • Traffic violations (speeding, suspended license)
  • Drug offenses (possession or sale)
  • Delinquency / truancy
  • Theft, shoplifting, or burglary
  • Assault and battery (school fight, violence against a girlfriend)
  • Sexual assault / statutory rape

Minimizing the Consequences

Illinois youths 17 or younger are charged in Illinois juvenile court, where the goal is rehabilitation versus punishment. As a juvenile crime lawyer, I remind the court of this aim in seeking lenience and alternatives to incarceration, including family counseling, drug treatment, probation, counseling, restitution, community service, or staying in school.

I am effective at getting charges dismissed or negotiating pleas that will not affect eligibility for sports, employment, college or other aspects of the juvenile's life. I can also assist in getting juvenile convictions sealed or expunged at a later date.

Contact a juvenile crime attorney with the background and experience to protect your child. I offer over 25 years of law practice and nine years as a former police officer in DuPage County. Call (630) 260-9647 for a frank discussion of the facts and how we can help.