When a minor commits an act that would be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony if committed by an adult, this is considered a “delinquent act” according to Utah Code § 78A-6-105. Cases of this kind are handled by the Juvenile Court, which has the authority to place minors under the supervision of the Court’s probation department, place the child in special treatment centers or in group homes, or even place the child in secure institutions. The Court may also order minors to pay fines, pay restitution, or carry out community service or other acts to repair damage or losses caused by their delinquent acts.
When accused of delinquent acts, minors deserve the same level of legal representation as adults would. Even though the juvenile justice system is geared toward rehabilitation, allegations of a delinquent act can carry harsh penalties and follow a minor through adulthood. Pearson Butler is committed to protecting the rights of minors across Utah who face juvenile criminal charges of any kind.
The firm’s Utah juvenile crime attorneys take on cases involving:
- Vandalism, graffiti, and other property crimes
- Minors driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Theft crimes
- Drug-related offenses
- Gang crimes
- Violent crimes
- Weapon-related charges
- Sex crimes
Call (800) 265-2314 for a complimentary review of your juvenile delinquency case.
Why Pearson Butler for Your Juvenile Crime Case?
Juvenile and criminal court proceedings are very different. We understand how the juvenile court system works and will utilize that knowledge and experience to provide you the best results possible. Pearson Butler’s juvenile attorneys have extensive experience with these matters and are also able to draw upon the strengths of our expansive team of attorneys to provide a comprehensive and strategic approach, no matter how serious your matter may be.
Contact the firm online or at (800) 265-2314 to learn more. Pearson Butler has offices in Bountiful, South Jordan, and American Fork to assist you.