When a child 16 years of age or younger is accused of breaking the law they can be brought before the courts in a juvenile delinquency case. In North Carolina, the juvenile court system is completely separate from adult criminal court. Juveniles benefit from the same legal protections as adults including, the right to an attorney, a presumption of innocence, the right to a trial, and the requirement that at a trial the prosecutor must prove the alleged crime(s) were committed by the accused beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can be entered.
As an experienced juvenile defense firm, Jarvis Law, PLLC understands that for the most part, children are powerless: they are not in a position to effectively articulate their needs, face an intimidating juvenile justice system, or create strategic solutions to their problems, legal or otherwise. We serve the express interests of our minor clients who are involved in the juvenile justice system. Let us help you navigate the legal process. Contact us today if you or your child has been accused of committing a criminal offense.