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Rhode Island Juvenile Court Lawyers

If your under-aged child needs legal advice or representation due to being charged with a crime while a juvenile speak to a law firm that understands the Rhode Island juvenile justice code. In certain situations the family court can waive jurisdiction to the adult courts if the act in question is serious enough.

  • Juvenile offenders are tried in the Rhode Island Family Court. The crime is classified as juvenile delinquency and the criminal process is very different than in the adult court. There are several alternatives courts including the Truancy Court and the Juvenile Drug Court.

  • Juvenile offenders do not have the 6th amendment right to a jury trial. If your matter is egregious enough to move your child to the adult court a jury trial is an option.

  • Juvenile offenders do not have a right to bail; the determination would at their detention hearing in family court. The decision would be to release to child to a parent or guardian or incarcerate your child at the Rhode Island Juvenile Corrections Detention Unit in Cranston.

  • The procedures and rules in family court are different from the adult court as well as the options for available at sentencing. Some options would include community service, revocation of driving license, probation, restitution or counseling services. For serious crimes or repeat offenses incarceration at the Juvenile Corrections Detention Unit.

We Are Rhode Island Juvenile Law Defense Attorneys Defending Kids Accused of the Following:

  • Alcohol Offenses
  • Arson
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Drug Offenses
  • Gang Related Activity
  • Property Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Shoplifting
  • Traffic Violations
  • Trespassing
  • Truancy
At Moretti Perlow & Bonin we understand the unique nature of the juvenile court system and prepare a defense strategy with the special considerations that are unique to juvenile law in Rhode Island. This is not all inclusive but would capture most of the crimes falling into the juvenile delinquency area of the Rhode Island laws.
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