Bucks County Juvenile Defense Attorney
Located in Doylestown and Langhorne, Pennsylvania | Juvenile Criminal Lawyer| Underage Drinking, Sex Crimes, Assault
JUDGE: PRISON OR 2ND CHANCE FOR TEEN ACCUSED OF A HORRIFIC CRIME: Stabbing to death a neighbor. Under Pennsylvania law, juvenile murder defendants are automatically processed in the adult court system — unless the defense seeks to transfer the case back to juvenile court. His lawyer, Richard Fink, filed and won a motion for just such a transfer. The client was placed in a juvenile program. Not long before his 21st birthday the judge deemed the case closed and he was free. He was appointed by the governor's office to sit on a state juvenile justice and delinquency prevention committee. Fink, called the Judge's decision courageous, and correct. In adult prison, he "would've been the youngest, smallest person on the cell block. He would've rotted away," Fink says.
Learning that your child has been charged with a criminal offense is a nightmare. You are worried about your child's long-term future. There are also immediate concerns: will your child receive an out-of-home placement, will he or she be incarcerated before trial, will the legal proceedings be in the much harsher adult court or in juvenile court? For answers to questions such as these, it is important to consult a knowledgeable and experienced juvenile criminal lawyer.
Serving Bensalem, Fairless Hills, Newtown, Richboro, Bucks County, Montgomery County & Surrounding
At the Law Offices of Richard R. Fink, our juvenile criminal attorney is ready to help a child who has become involved with the juvenile justice system. With significant experience that includes seven years as the Bucks County Chief Public Defender, he has the knowledge necessary to pursue a favorable outcome for your child. Experience is particularly important in juvenile matters, as there are fewer alternatives to incarceration or placement than in the adult system. It is critical for your child to have an advocate who can find the few options available.
Any adult criminal offense can be brought as a juvenile charge. Our law firm has handled juvenile cases involving:
- Drug charges
- Sex crimes
- Underage drinking
- 1st offense: 90-day license suspension
- 2nd offense: 1 year license suspension
- 3rd offense: 2 year license suspension
- Driving offenses
- Theft, including retail theft/shoplifting
Our attorney makes sure that the juvenile's rights are protected. One of the strength of his approach to juvenile matters is his determination to seek alternatives to out-of-home placement that would take the child away from his or her family. Alternatives to incarceration can be fought for and can include drug or alcohol treatment, juvenile sex offender programs and juvenile probation. Not all the alternatives are equally effective; attorney Fink works hard to gain admission to the best programs for the firm's juvenile clients.
Practicing Juvenile Law in Bucks County for Over 40 Years
In addition to helping youthful clients seek favorable outcomes in criminal matters, our firm helps people remove or expunge juvenile convictions from their records. Not all criminal offenses can be expunged. Our juvenile defense attorney explains the expungement options to clients and helps them determine whether they meet the eligibility criteria.
For more information about juvenile offenses or to schedule an appointment at our Langhorne or Doylestown location, contact the Law Offices of Richard R. Fink at 215-741-1212 .
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