Pittsburgh Juvenile Law Attorney
Spivak Law Firm provides strong defense for juveniles accused of misdemeanor and felony crimes, including:
- Underage Drinking;
- Drug possession;
- Fake ID cards;
- DUI and traffic violations;
- Car Thefts;
We routinely accept juvenile defense cases from the Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel. If you or your child is charged with a crime, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Juvenile Justice in Pennsylvania
Unlike the adult criminal system, the juvenile justice system emphasizes rehabilitation over punishment with the ultimate goal of helping children become functioning members of society.
A minor found to have committed a crime is classified as “delinquent” rather than convicted. First-time offenders are usually eligible for probation, which may include performing community service and paying restitution. Punishments for more severe crimes may include electronic home monitoring or placement in a juvenile detention facility.
For more information about Pennsylvania juvenile law, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Allegheny County Juvenile Hearings
Juvenile law cases generally involve three types of hearings: detention hearing, adjudication hearing, and disposition hearing. First, at the detention hearing, it is determined whether the child can return home or must be held at a detention facility until the next hearing date.
Next, at the adjudication hearing, a judge determines whether the child should be classified as delinquent. Finally, at the disposition hearing, a judge may impose a sentence on the juvenile that ranges anywhere from probation to out of home detention.
To speak with a juvenile defense lawyer, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today
To schedule an appointment, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.
Spivak Law Firm routinely accepts cases in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County.