Queens Juvenile Defense Attorney, Lawyer | Nassau County Long Island NY
Juvenile Defense Lawyers Serving clients in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties
Nassau County • Queens
When your son or daughter is charged with a crime, it is important not only to hire a juvenile criminal defense attorney, but one who is experienced in New York’s family court system and knowledgeable about alternative punishments. Contact The Law Offices of Elliot S. Schlissel immediately to preserve your child’s rights.
Serving Nassau County and Queens and the Metropolitan New York area, the juvenile defense lawyers of The Law Offices of Elliot S. Schlissel have represented minors in every type of juvenile offense:
- DWI and minor consumption of alcohol
- Drug possession or sale
- Driving on a suspended license and other traffic violations
- Assault and battery, or domestic violence
- Rape, date rape and other sex offenses
- Shoplifting, burglary and other property crimes
Juvenile Law in New York
The State of New York considers children under 18 incompetent to represent their own interests. However, children under 18 can be charged as an adult if they commit any crime. Thus, our lawyers deal directly with the parents or guardians acting on their behalf with any criminal charges.
Family court (juvenile court) places a greater emphasis on rehabilitation, but that does not mean a juvenile offender does not face serious consequences. Minors can be locked up beyond age 18 for serious violent offenses.
For other offenses, the court makes a greater use of substance abuse treatment, counseling, lockdown schools and other diversion programs as alternatives to jail. To help obtain the least harsh penalties, we may bring in character witnesses, and our lawyers teach the child how to dress appropriately and speak respectfully in court (no slang or foul language).
If your child has been arrested in Nassau County or Queens or anywhere else in the metropolitan New York area, the juvenile defense lawyers of The Law Offices of Elliot S. Schlissel are prepared to protect them. Contact our criminal defense team today.
Based in Lynbrook, New York, The Law Offices of Elliot S. Schlissel represents clients throughout Long Island and New York City, including Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens, as well as Westchester County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island.
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