Juvenile Criminal Defense

Waukegan Juvenile Criminal Defense LawyerWith passage of the Juvenile Court Act in 1899, Illinois become the first state in the USA to establish a juvenile court, thereby shifting the focus of the law away from punishment and towards rehabilitation and reform. And it is with this goal in mind that the
Law Offices of Winer & Winer represents minors in Juvenile Court.

While there are many similarities with adult system, minors charged with criminal offenses in Juvenile Court will face critical differences in the applicable laws and procedures.  For this reason, it is important that an accused minor’s attorney be experienced not just in criminal matters generally, but with the particulars of juvenile law and the procedures of juvenile court. With over 80 years of combined experience in representing minors in Juvenile Court, you can be confident that at we have the experience and skill to handle all matters in Juvenile Court. It is our goal to not only to zealously defend minors accused of criminal offenses, but to be sure that mistakes made at a young age do not become an impediment to their future.

Lake County Juvenile Criminal Defense AttorneyUnder the Juvenile Court Act, the rehabilitation of minors is supposed to be emphasized over punishment. Yet times have changed, and we unfortunately see juveniles charged with offenses which were rare when juvenile law was first developed. As a result, minors charged with certain violent offenses can have their cases transferred to the adult system. Moreover, even a juvenile criminal record can have a negative impact on a child’s future. For instance, a first conviction on a drug charge can cause a minor to be ineligible for student aid, loans and grants. A criminal record can also limit a child’s future career choices. If a minor is found guilty of a sex offense, he or she may be forced to register as a sex offender. This can have a devastating impact on a minor’s future. So it is more important than ever to have experienced juvenile law attorneys handling your child’s case.

To preserve your child’s freedom and future, you need defense attorneys who are highly experienced in juvenile law. With representation by the Law Offices of Winer & Winer you can rest assured that your child’s best interests will be protected. So contact us so we can get started on making sure that your child’s future is not affected by the accusation of making a mistake at a young age.



* Drug Offenses * Assault-Battery * Reckless Conduct
* Burglary-Robbery * Damage to Property * Deceptive Practices
* Theft-Fraud * Domestic Battery * Trespass to Land or Building
* Weapons Offenses * Order of Protection * Forgery
* Juvenile Offenses * Financial Crimes * Obstructing Justice
* Sex Offenses * Record Expungement * Shooting Offenses
* Bail & Bond Hearings * Internet Crimes * Armed Violence-Home Invasion
* Probation Violations * Resisting-Obstructing * All Misdemeanors & Felonies

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