Boston Lawyer - Juvenile Offenses - Frank Fernandez
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JUVENILE OFFENSES


 

The age of adulthood in Massachusetts is 17, this does not mean that a minor cannot face charges in adult court. A minor can be indicted as a “youthful offender” which means the minor will be treated as an adult and face the same penalties as an adult would for the crime. The most important goal in representing a minor is protecting their future. Most of my juvenile clients go on to attend universities and seek gainful employment. A juvenile criminal record will follow a child for the rest of their life. Juvenile courts in Massachusetts are different than the district and superior courts, a child’s education and home environment are of concern for the court.

 

As a Boston juvenile criminal defense attorney I have represented clients for a variety of offenses in juvenile court. A minor can be charged with the same type of offenses as an adult, what varies is the punishment. A juvenile court can find a minor delinquent rather than guilty and can commit the minor to the Department of youth services. An experienced juvenile defense attorney will avoid commitment an attempt to convince the court of an alternative plan that would keep the minor in school and protect his criminal record.

 

Many juveniles face disciplinary hearings at their schools, I have represented clients not only in juvenile court but also at hearings related to suspension or expulsion from school.

 

The department of child and family services (DCF), formerly known as the department of social services (DSS), may conduct an independent investigation as to the child’s home environment and welfare. At times a child may be considered uncontrollable in the home environment and a parent or the Commonwealth may ask the Court to remove the child from the home and place her in youth services. This takes place after a care and protection hearing in which the Judge hears evidence as to the reasons why the child should be removed from the home.

 

Types of offenses usually seen in juvenile court are: shoplifting, assault and battery, minor in possession of alcohol, drug possession, trespassing, operating under the influence, sex crimes, “sexting” or the sending of a sexual text by cell phone containing sexual language or nude photos of oneself or another without permission.

 

If you have a child charged in juvenile court please call Boston juvenile crimes defense attorney Frank Fernandez for a free consultation. View Case Results to see successful outcomes that he has achieved for his clients.

 

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Frank Fernandez was my lawyer for my case. He did a great job on handeling my case. Frank went out his way to get the proper justice in my defense. He didn't just give up on me Frank skills are great he is a great lawyer and I would tell anyone about his services. He is a good man.
Corey Williams
Corey Williams
15:38 21 Aug 17
Very professional and personable. highly recommended. Cared about my cases.exceeded expectations. Thank You Frank.
Adrian Mojica
Adrian Mojica
23:53 10 Aug 17
Was very helpful through out the whole process and was able to get good results out of the cases an less than a year which is amazing.
Xavier Perez
Xavier Perez
18:16 08 Jul 17
Very great to work with. Knowledgeable, calm, cool, and collected. Highly recommended.
Ryan Askerberg
Ryan Askerberg
08:48 07 Jul 17
I am happy that I chose Frank to be my lawyer, and I will choose him again in the future. Although we agreed that I will pay him more money if my case went to trial, but he did his best to get my case dropped, and in fact the case was dismissed, and I didnt have to go through a trial or pay him extra money. He did all the work and all i had to do was showing up in court, I didnt need to speak a word. Very impressing, Frank is someone you can trust, and I respect him and his work
Remas 20007
Remas 20007
18:31 11 Oct 16
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Maria Jose Escobar Navarro
Maria Jose Escobar Navarro
17:05 04 Oct 16
Very honest. Accepted my case while I was in NYC. Explained to me exactly what will happen at minimum cost. First time I can say I met an honest attorney. As a business and real estate in NYC, I retained many attorneys whose goal was to maximize their fees. Mr Fernandez was very reasonable and upfront honest with his fee. Very highly reccomend.
John Haniff
John Haniff
20:51 09 Feb 16
Frank Fernandez should be the first call anyone makes within the Boston area for legal representation. As a working professional, I made a horrible mistake and I was arrested with the potential of spending a lot of time in jail with the potential to have charges escalated. His efforts saved me a lot of potential pain and grief. He came to my rescue when I had no family locally to help me out of the situation my actions caused.I was fortunate that I found him out of the chaotic choices that are out there. Frank is professional and cares about all of the elements which affected the outcome of my case. My life and my career are back on track and I could not have done this without Frank's ability to react and change the course of difficult decisions. Trust, integrity, honesty, alongside the ability to dig deep, are just some of the characteristics of the person who accepted my case in the middle of the night.If you need a sanctuary when you can only see your life taking a change for the worse, call Frank and explain the elements of your case. I've got his card in my car, my wallet, my desk when I've got the potential for any type of legal action. I know he's someone that I can depend upon.I'm not posting for sake of Frank's business, I'm posting to convey my thanks for a difficult set of circumstances that I'll not face due to his ability to think quickly and make reliable decisions in spite of the issues that resulted from my actions.
Tom Coll
Tom Coll
13:41 25 Nov 15

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