Juvenile Defense Law

Juvenile Defense Attorneys in Madison and Janesville, Wisconsin

Attorneys working to protect the future of juveniles charged with an offense

Underage drinking, theft, drug possession, vandalism, cyber crimes and assault are some of the many charges that juveniles may face. Add in social media and cell phone use, and it’s easier than ever for juveniles to incriminate themselves or be incriminated by others. Oftentimes, juveniles are wrongfully accused of a offense or being a party to a crime, and in any case, may need an experienced juvenile defense lawyer to help clear his or her name.

Murphy Desmond’s juvenile defense attorneys are dedicated to defending your child’s rights in court, ensuring fair treatment, and finding rehabilitative solutions when applicable. We believe strongly in second chances for adolescents, teens and young adults.

We represent juveniles accused of offenses such as:

  • Underage drinking
  • Drinking and driving
  • Underage possession of alcohol
  • Drug offenses – possession of drugs, use of drugs, sale of drugs
  • Theft and property crimes/vandalism/burglary
  • Assault and sexual offenses
  • Internet/cyber crimes
  • Disorderly conduct and battery
  • Harassment
  • Homicide, vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment
  • Being a party to a crime of any of the above offenses

Contact our juvenile defense lawyers if your child is accused of an offense listed above or other delinquent behavior.

Attorneys helping to protect your child’s future

In Wisconsin, minors under the age of 17 who are accused of a delinquent act normally go through the juvenile court system. Wisconsin deems these youth not yet at an age to be held criminally responsible as adults. However, we have seen young children being tried as adults, depending on the severity of the accusations.

In addition, minors’ records could have lasting effects on their futures, placing limits on college, scholarships, and career options. Juvenile charges can be accompanied by severe consequences, such as removal from school, placement outside the home, or incarceration.

Our attorneys work diligently to preserve your child’s future by protecting their rights and preventing or minimizing severe consequences. Acting as advocates for your child, we strive to achieve a positive and beneficial outcome by negotiating constructive solutions. 

The juvenile defense lawyers at Murphy Desmond believe that juveniles should be given the opportunity to learn from their mistakes and become a valuable member of society. Our goal is always to rehabilitate offenders and clear the names of juveniles wrongfully accused of offenses.

Call us at 608.257.7181 or contact the juvenile defense lawyers at Murphy Desmond S.C. in Madison and Janesville, Wisconsin, if your child has been accused of any kind of delinquent act.