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Juvenile Offenses

The age of adulthood in Massachusetts is 17, this does not mean that a minor cannot face charges in adult court. A minor can be indicted as a “youthful offender” which means the minor will be treated as an adult and face the same penalties as an adult would for the crime. The most important goal in representing a minor is protecting their future. Most of my juvenile clients go on to attend universities and seek gainful employment. A juvenile criminal record will follow a child for the rest of their life. Juvenile courts in Massachusetts are different than the district and superior courts, a child’s education and home environment are of concern for the court.

As a Boston juvenile criminal defense attorney I have represented clients for a variety of offenses in juvenile court. A minor can be charged with the same type of offenses as an adult, what varies is the punishment. A juvenile court can find a minor delinquent rather than guilty and can commit the minor to the Department of youth services. An experienced juvenile defense attorney will avoid commitment an attempt to convince the court of an alternative plan that would keep the minor in school and protect his criminal record.

Many juveniles face disciplinary hearings at their schools, I have represented clients not only in juvenile court but also at hearings related to suspension or expulsion from school.

The department of child and family services (DCF), formerly known as the department of social services (DSS), may conduct an independent investigation as to the child’s home environment and welfare. At times a child may be considered uncontrollable in the home environment and a parent or the Commonwealth may ask the Court to remove the child from the home and place her in youth services. This takes place after a care and protection hearing in which the Judge hears evidence as to the reasons why the child should be removed from the home.

Types of offenses usually seen in juvenile court are: shoplifting, assault and battery, minor in possession of alcohol, drug possession, trespassing, operating under the influence, sex crimes, “sexting” or the sending of a sexual text by cell phone containing sexual language or nude photos of oneself or another without permission.

If you have a child charged in juvenile court please call Boston juvenile crimes defense attorney Frank Fernandez for a free consultation. View Case Results to see successful outcomes that he has achieved for his clients.

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I was completely satisfied with how Frank handeld the case for my spouse. His fee was well within our budget and the case was dismissed. I recommend calling him for any court or criminal matters.
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Joli Sparkman
19:16 12 Sep 19
Thank you Frank Fernandez for your help with my case. You were very patient and knowledgable. Will certainly be recommending him to anyone in need.
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Katherine Stevens
12:25 25 Jun 19
Thank you Frank Fernandez for your help with my case. You were very patient and knowledgable. Will certainly be recommending him to anyone in need.
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Katherine Stevens
12:25 25 Jun 19
Probably one of the best lawyers in the area. He’s considering all the nuances of a case and It’s clearly seen he’s fighting for the best possible result. Some people thing a success is a matter of luck, but i know it’s a result of patience and hard work that Mr Fernandez does provide by his job.
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Russell Glaz
16:27 15 Feb 19
Probably one of the best lawyers in the area. He’s considering all the nuances of a case and It’s clearly seen he’s fighting for the best possible result. Some people thing a success is a matter of luck, but i know it’s a result of patience and hard work that Mr Fernandez does provide by his job.
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Russell Glaz
16:27 15 Feb 19
If you find yourself needing a lawyer, Frank is your guy. Right from the very first phone call (which he answered, not a call center) he made me feel comfortable and gave me great advice. He was very professional, did a great job explaining everything to me, and really listened to what I had to say (which helped me calm down in a stressful situation). Very happy I chose to work with Frank, he made a tough situation the easiest it could be. Also - added bonus for some - he's fluent in Spanish! Thanks again Frank.
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Meg Gaff
19:46 17 Dec 18
I would 100% recommend The Fernandez Firm to anyone looking for a Boston lawyer. Frank is kind and patient, really making things go smoothly when you need them to most. Thanks to The Fernandez Firm for all your help, i highly recommend your services.
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Evan Matthews
16:55 13 Jul 18
I needed a criminal lawyer here in Boston, and needed one quickly. After doing something stupid that would have costed me my scholarship, I called The Fernandez Firm and got legal advice from Mr. Fernandez. I was so worried at first but after talking to Mr. Fernandez I felt so much better and knew it could be dealt with properly. Thanks for taking the time to figure out my case exactly.
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Alex Dueckson
21:41 10 Jul 18
I needed discretion and someone professional to take care of things quickly and quietly. Attorney Frank Fernandez did exactly that. Thanks for taking my case and helping me get my life back.
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Evelyne Ivy
01:31 03 Jun 18
What a relief. That's all I have to say! Almost speechless with how happy I am that Frank Fernandez is the boston lawyer that I ended up calling. I was in a jam, googled for a lawyer and up came Frank Fernandez. Right away I knew I had made the right decision. He is such a friendly and personable guy, he really put me at ease with everything that was going on. I will certainly be returning to Frank for any legal needs I have. And even more so recommend him to anyone in Boston who needs a lawyer. Thanks again Frank Fernandez, I owe you big time.
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Tricia Kendall
21:56 02 Jun 18
Oh my God, how and where do I start from?Infact Attorney Frank Fernandez is just an amazing human being, strictly professional with a lot of sympathy for me as his Client.He gave me his cell phone number before even accepting to take the case. He spoke to me in a very pleasant manner and took care of my case within hours. His Fees was the lowest that I was quoted and after resolving my case he returned my unused balance of funds back to me.I sincerely thank and appreciate God for leading me to such a wonderful kind hearted Attorney like Barrister Fernandez.Thanks so much Sir, I really really really appreciate all your help, God bless you sir.My prayers for you is that God will send you plenty of cases and good & adequate help to keep you flying high in your profession.Remain blessed Sir, I appreciate you.
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