Juvenile Lawyer Rockford

DCFS, Delinquency and Juvenile Abuse/Neglect Trial Lawyer

If you or a loved one is facing a legal issue involving a child, you need information quickly. Whether your situation involves a child having been moved to another home, a child who has been arrested, or an accusation that you have done something wrong. It is time to consult with an experienced lawyer close to home who has years of experience in these areas of the law.

There are three categories of law into which most issues with children fall. First, abuse and neglect court deals with allegations that children have been mistreated in some way. This type of court is not designed to find fault with any particular person. Rather it exists in order to ensure children’s safety and protection. Delinquency courts hear cases where children are charged with the commission of what would be crimes were they adults. Finally, DCFS matters begin when an adult, caretaker or family member is accused to have mistreated a child.

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Consult today with Brendan

In any of these situations, you are always presumed innocent unless and until the State proves you guilty. There are many procedural differences between these three categories of cases, yet they also share many of the same attributes. Brendan has spent over a decade practicing law in each of these three areas and has devoted his practice to juvenile law and criminal defense. Because, so often, the two are interconnected, you need to have someone with the experience and knowledge to handle your case correctly.

When there is an indication that one of these types of cases may be about to be started or has already begun. Brendan is here with free consultation to discuss the facts of your case. Brendan can explain the process and answer basic questions over the telephone in order to assist you in making the best decision for you and your family.

It is important that whoever you hire has experience going to trial in these types of cases. Without trial experience, it can be very difficult to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a case. The attorneys prosecuting these matters for the State and for DCFS generally have extensive litigation experience. Do not get behind the power curve when it comes to facing allegations of wrongdoing involving children. Hire an attorney who has the trial experience and skills to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Call or text Brendan today for your free consultation at (815) 714-9508, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.