Working To Keep Juvenile Records Clean
When you are young, a criminal arrest can seem like no big deal. Trust me. It is a big deal.
‘Youthful Mistakes’ Can Lead To Adult Consequences
A criminal conviction is a “black mark” that can limit your opportunities for many years to come. That is why it is important for a young person to fight a criminal charge before it snowballs into a life-altering disaster.
I am Clay J. Mitchell, a juvenile defense lawyer in Wauconda, Illinois. I defend young people in Lake County, McHenry County and throughout Northern Illinois against charges related to “juvenile crimes,” including:
- Criminal trespassing
- Public intoxication due to drinking, huffing or smoking intoxicating substances
- Possession or sale of marijuana, illegal prescription drugs or controlled substances
- Traffic offenses
- Receiving stolen property
- Sexual assault
- Underage possession of alcohol
- Underage drinking
- Underage DUI/DWI
Remove A Black Mark On Your Record With An Expungement
Even if you are not convicted of a crime, a criminal arrest can remain on your public record for years. If you are convicted, you may be expelled from school, dismissed from a sports team, or fired from your job. Potential employers, college admissions counselors and others with an influence over your future may deny you opportunities after discovering your criminal record during background checks. You may also become an attractive target for future arrests.
As your Wauconda juvenile defense attorney, I will work proactively with law enforcement officials to avert or diminish, if possible, any proposed charges against you. I can also work with prosecutors to seek dismissal of your charges before trial. If it is impossible to prevent your case from going to trial, I will leverage my experience and knowledge to fight for you in court and seek an acquittal or a reduced sentence.
I can also work to remove records of your arrest or conviction through the legal process of expungement.
To discuss your situation with an experienced Wauconda juvenile defense attorney, contact me at Clay J. Mitchell, Attorney at Law, online or by calling 847-584-3979. I offer a free initial consultation to each prospective client.