DuPage County Juvenile Theft Crimes Defense Lawyers

Larceny, Shoplifting, and Burglary Committed by Minors

When someone under the age of 18 commits a crime in Illinois, the offense is handled through the juvenile court system not the criminal justice system. However, juvenile court systems adjudicate similar types of misdemeanor and felony offenses as those in adult courts. Common offenses committed by juveniles include theft offenses like shoplifting, burglary and grand theft. The juvenile system is aimed at rehabilitation in lieu of incarceration. If a juvenile violates a law, the youthful offender will be considered delinquent rather than a criminal. This distinction represents an acknowledgement that minors might often the maturity to make fully informed decisions.

Protecting Minors from the Damaging Consequences of Youthful Mistakes

Our DuPage County juvenile crimes defense attorneys at Ramsell & Kunowski, L.L.C. recognize that a theft offense can result in juvenile detention, fines, counseling, restitution and probation. Although juvenile dispositions typically do not necessarily result in the same permanent criminal record as adult convictions, your child’s future can still be harmed by a juvenile offense. Our juvenile attorneys have over 30 years of experience handling more than 16,000 criminal offenses involving both juveniles and adults. Our founding partner Donald Ramsell has a national reputation and has garnered a wide range of awards that include the following designations:

  • “Illinois Super Lawyer” by Chicago Magazine
  • “Illinois Leading Lawyer in Criminal-DUI Defense” by Crane Magazine
  • “Illinois Leading Lawyer in Criminal Appeals” by Crane Magazine

Our attorneys have extensive experience working with juveniles that we utilize to obtain the best possible outcome for minors. We work diligently to get the case dismissed or to ensure that your child’s brush with the law does not derail his or her future. We pursue petition diversions, station adjustments and all viable alternatives with the goal of obtaining a dismissal of charges, so your child leaves court with a clean record.

Ramsell & Kunowski, L.L.C. represent minors charged with all juvenile offenses, such as:

Shoplifting Theft Larceny Retail Theft

DuPage County Juvenile Lawyer

Our juvenile crimes lawyers aggressively represent young people who commit errors in judgment by engaging in ill-considered conduct. We are committed to seeing young people receive a second chance when they make mistakes. If your child has been arrested, our attorney can guide your family through this difficult period. We invite you to call us today at 630-256-8001 or to send us an email to schedule your free consultation in our conveniently located office in Naperville. Ramsell & Kunowski, L.L.C. also has offices in Wheaton and St. Charles or Rolling Meadows by appointment. 

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