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I am a fierce advocate for my juvenile clients charged with a crime. When a child is criminally charged, it is a jarring event for the entire family. Parents worry that the system - judges, prosecutors and police - will not recognize the juvenile as the child that he or she really is. The child's defense attorney cannot let this happen. A juvenile conviction can cripple a child's future. It is critically important to investigate all possible angles and alternative sentencing dispositions to ensure the best possible result for youthful clients.

A juvenile defendant is usually someone who has made an unfortunate, youthful mistake. The juvenile system was originally created to rehabilitate (and not punish) youthful offenders, but tougher laws and more aggressive enforcement have undermined this mission. It is essential to hire a defense attorney who has the experience and ability to make sure a juvenile's future is not compromised by a poor result in juvenile court. The attorney must know all the options available to ensure the child ultimately keeps a clean criminal record and that the records of the arrest may one day be expunged.

Families should not presume that a young person will be treated gently by the system because of his or her age. Rather, the presumption should be that police and prosecutors will seek convictions of juveniles as aggressively as they do adult suspects. A juvenile and his or her parents need an aggressive advocate to guide them through the system and make sure the juvenile gets an acceptable result.

If your child is accused of a delinquent act in Montgomery County, PA or surrounding counties, you need an attorney who knows his way around the juvenile system. At the Law Office of Henry S. Hilles, III in Norristown, I have defended boys and girls charged with all sorts of juvenile crimes and pride myself on developing a good rapport with juveniles and their parents. With my experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney, I am qualified to represent any juvenile charged with a crime.

Delinquent acts in Pennsylvania include just about every type of felony or misdemeanor with which an adult could be charged. There are exceptions, however; homicide is always prosecuted as an adult crime as are other some other violent crimes (such as some robbery and rape charges).

I am qualified to effectively defend juveniles of all delinquent acts. As a former prosecutor, I work to maintain good working relationships with judges, prosecutors and court personnel. I often negotiate good results for my clients without the need for trial and am familiar with available treatment options if there is a drug or alcohol problem.

As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I can also handle any adult charges that a person may face including homicidefelony drug charges, and Internet crimes.

Call 610-270-8800 to Speak to a Montgomery County, PA Juvenile Court Lawyer

If your child has been accused of a assault, drug charges or any other crime in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, contact juvenile delinquency defense attorney Henry S. Hilles, III in Norristown.