The area of the law that deals with the actions and well-being of persons who are not yet adults. In Pennsylvania, the Juvenile Justice System deals with children between the ages of 10 and 18.
Juveniles who have been charged with a crime in Pennsylvania often face a court system with different interests and outcomes than those of the adult court system. Additionally, due to the nature of juvenile crimes, the consequences of a conviction can last a much longer time. Those consequences often include difficulty in finding a job, getting into college, and joining the military. Our juvenile defense attorneys will take every step possible in your child's situation to minimize or avoid the consequences that can come with a conviction for a juvenile crime. To be certain that your child receives the best possible defense, talk to one of the experienced juvenile defense attorneys at Pyfer, Reese, Straub, Gray & Farhat, P.C..