Juvenile Criminal Defense in Connecticut
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In the state of Connecticut, the Superior Court for Juvenile matters is
granted exclusive jurisdiction over all juveniles accused of delinquent
acts. As defined by state law, this includes all persons under the age
of 18 who have violated – or attempted to violate – any state
or federal law, local or municipal ordinance, or order of the Superior Court.
In the face of juvenile criminal charges in Connecticut, align yourself
with Tomeo Sills, LLC for aggressive, targeted legal representation.
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Protect Your Constitutional Rights in a Juvenile Case
The constitutional rights provided to minors in juvenile court delinquency
proceedings are not the same as those given to adults in standard criminal
court cases. If you’re facing a juvenile court proceeding as a minor,
make sure the defense lawyer you choose to represent you is well practiced
in cases of this nature. Only an experienced juvenile defense attorney
will know how to best protect your constitutional rights in court.
Cases and circumstances vary, but in general, the following rights are
afforded to minors in juvenile court delinquency proceedings:
The right to legal counsel: As determined in a 1967 Supreme Court Ruling, minors have the right to
an attorney (or a state-appointed attorney if they cannot afford to hire
private legal counsel).
The right to notice of charges: In the same 1967 Supreme Court Ruling, juveniles were given the right
to be provided with notice of the delinquency charges they face.
The right to have charges proven beyond a reasonable doubt: By ruling of the Supreme Court, juveniles facing incarceration or adjudication
for delinquent behavior (as ruled in the juvenile court proceeding) must
also have the state prove that charges against them were “beyond
a reasonable doubt.”
Minors in juvenile court proceedings are also given privilege against self-incrimination.
This means they may assert their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination,
i.e. they cannot be forced to testify against themselves in court.
Contact Tomeo Sills, LLC for Immediate Help
If you’re facing juvenile criminal charges, you can’t afford
to delay in seeking legal representation. Without a strong legal defense
on your side, you’ll stand far less chance of favorably resolving
your case in a juvenile court proceeding. Contact a Connecticut juvenile
defense attorney from our office for help. For your convenience, Tomeo
Sills, LLC has offices located in
Backed by more than four decades of professional experience and thousands
of successful cases, we are fully prepared to help you tackle the
criminal allegations that have been made against you. Our representation of minors in Connecticut
applies to juvenile residents throughout the state, so don’t wait
to call us for help.
Contact us today at (844) 913-7747 for the defense you need and deserve.