Criminal Defense Lawyers in Charlotte, NC
Currently in North Carolina, kids 16 or older are charged in adult court. Kids 15 or younger are charged in juvenile court. To learn more about how the laws will soon change, read here. While the crimes charged in juvenile court and adult court are the same, the processes used in the two courtrooms are much different. Each juvenile court case, for example, is assigned a juvenile court counselor who makes recommendations in the case. Juvenile court also has its own distinct sentencing process. It is important to hire a defense lawyer who has experience in juvenile court and understands how the juvenile court system works. In recent years, we have defended a variety of juvenile cases ranging from misdemeanor assault to felony statutory rape.