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van der Veen, O'Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin

Juvenile Lawyer | Philadelphia, PA

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van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin is widely recognized for maintaining a uniquely broad practice covering both personal injury and criminal matters. Catering to clients facing criminal charges, and those who have been injured through no fault of their own, van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin is the only law firm that you and your family need, …

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The Law Offices of Kevin M. O'Neill, LLC

Juvenile Lawyer | Serving Philadelphia, PA

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Anyone can tell a person facing criminal charges what he or she wants to hear. It takes an effective, experienced criminal defense lawyer to be straightforward with a client, even when the facts seem to be against them, and find a way to give the client hope that there can be a positive outcome. For people charged with felonies and misdemeanors in Pennsylvania, this is …

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James R. Freeman, Esq.

Juvenile Lawyer | Serving Philadelphia, PA

Former District Attorney. Has handled over 30,000 cases (in front of a judge). He gives each of his clients personalized attention.

I am a sole practitioner with 47 years of experience. I was a prosecutor for 14 years, the last four as District Attorney of Chester County. Numerous members of my former staff held or yet hold positions of responsibility and authority in Chester County. My primary practice is in Chester and Montgomery Counties. When people enlist my services I am the one who performs them …

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The Law Offices of Joseph Lesniak, LLC

Juvenile Lawyer | Serving Philadelphia, PA

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Every individual charged with a crime has the right to a defense attorney. If you are facing serious criminal charges, it is important to look beyond the public defender's office to seek a highly effective, experienced criminal defense lawyer who offers creative solutions and personalized attention. If you have been charged with a crime in Media, Pennsylvania, or the …

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Dealing with Juvenile Law Issues?

If your child is facing criminal charges, it is important to get the best legal representation possible because a criminal record will follow your child as each educational and employment opportunity becomes available. Consulting with a Philadelphia juvenile attorney will be able to help your family reach a resolution.

Different Types of Juvenile Charges

Juveniles can be charged with any criminal offense; same as an adult, but their cases are usually handled in the Juvenile Courts. Some juvenile law charges include underage possession of alcohol, drug crimes, gang involvement, vandalism and juvenile DUI. Other juvenile law related issues include disciplinary actions at school and foster care issues.

A juvenile lawyer can also provide direction for juveniles and their families to programs that will help the juvenile's defense by minimizing the risk of the youth from re-offending and preventing future criminal behavior issues.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Juvenile Law Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who've been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer's experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It's a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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Court Locations in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Civil Court

297 Philadelphia Pedestrian Transit,Philadelphia,PA19147
Phone: (215) 686-5100

The Philadelphia Courts- Criminal Justice Center

1301 Filbert St.,Philadelphia,PA19107
Phone: (215) 686-1776

Court of Common Pleas

Philadelphia City Hall, Chestnut St,Philadelphia,PA19107
Phone: (215) 686-7000