Attorney for Juvenile Offenses Serving Wheaton, Carol Stream, Elgin, St. Charles, Naperville, DuPage County, Kane County and Northern Illinois
When your child has been charged with a crime, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. The prospect of your child facing criminal penalties can leave you with a sense of hopelessness and despair. Fortunately, the team at the Law Offices of O’Donnell & Nierman is here to provide you and your family with guidance and legal counsel you need. We understand the seriousness of such situations and are equipped to represent your child throughout every step of the juvenile justice process.
More than century ago, the nation’s first juvenile court system was established in Cook County, Illinois. The court was set up on the basis that juveniles should not necessarily be treated in the same manner as adults in regard to most criminal offenses. To this day, the juvenile court system in Illinois is intended to provide an environment directed toward education and rehabilitation as opposed to focused criminal punishments. That is not to suggest, however, that juvenile crimes are not cause for serious concern, as a juvenile conviction can still greatly affect your child’s future and your family as a whole.
Attorney Michael P. O'Donnell is a former DuPage County prosecutor who has handled criminal cases of all types, including many involving juvenile offenders. His experience as a prosecutor and former military police officer has allowed him to develop valuable insight into the juvenile justice system and a familiarity with applicable laws. He and his team are prepared to assist your child in cases involving:
• Retail theft or shoplifting;
• Underage drinking and possession of alcohol;
• Underage DUI;
• Drug possession and other drug crimes;
• Assault, battery, and other violent crimes;
• Weapons charges; and
• Destruction of property or vandalism.
Compassionate Juvenile Defense Attorney
A young person who has been charged with a crime is often at a crossroads in his or her life. A conviction could potentially lead to a lifetime of legal troubles, as many juveniles are unable to turn their lives around when surrounded by negative influences. That is why the Law Offices of O’Donnell & Nierman and his team are committed to finding an alternative resolution whenever possible, including the use of diversionary programs and other options. We will do our best to negotiate a favorable outcome so that your child can get the help he or she needs to become a productive, law-abiding citizen. Of course, if your child has been wrongly accused, we will aggressively fight for a dismissal of all charges.
If your child is facing charges related to any type of juvenile crime, contact the Law Offices of O’Donnell & Nierman.
Call 630-765-7365 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced lawyer committed to protecting your child's future. From our office in Wheaton, we are proud to serve individuals and families throughout DuPage County, Kane County and the northern Chicago area.
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290 South County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
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