Q: My 11yr old son sexually touched my 5yr old niece he is going to have court and I don’t know what to do.
I understand he did wrong but he is only a child too and I’m scared of what the court decides. I feel like I need a lawyer maybe?
A: Juvenile delinquency proceedings in Minnesota are similar but different from adult criminal proceedings. The basic procedure (discovery, plea bargaining, trial, etc.) apply, but younger juveniles often have better opportunities for rehabilitation and to avoid future problems. But to get a fair shake, an attorney may be a good idea. Attorneys like myself offer free consultations on juvenile delinquency matters throughout the state of Minnesota.
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