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Juvenile Case Defense Attorney Minneapolis - St. Paul Minnesota

Minneapolis - St. Paul Minnesota Juvenile Case Defense Attorney

Although L. L. JOHNSON LAW OFFICE prides itself on providing EXCLUSIVE criminal defense representation involving ALL types of criminal offenses, we have extensive experience representing individuals under the age of 18 involving juvenile criminal matters.


Juvenile as defined by Black’s Law Dictionary (7th Edition): A person who has not reached the age (usu. 18) at which one should be treated as an adult by the criminal-justice system.  A juvenile crime is defined as any crime committed by a person under the age of 18.

Underage Drinking
As a juvenile in Minnesota, it is absolutely unacceptable to operate a motor vehicle with even a trace or any amount of alcohol in your system.  This even applies to individuals between ages of 18 – 21 in which “not a drop” of alcohol is allowed in your system if that age-group person intends to drive.  Additionally, penalties increase as your blood alcohol content (BAC) increases and/or on a juvenile’s past criminal history.

Penalties under MN Law

Depending on the type, severity and extenuating circumstances of the crime, a juvenile can be tried in either juvenile court or adult court (with the primary objective always being to keep it in juvenile criminal court).  Although most juvenile crimes are misdemeanor level, a juvenile can be charged with a gross misdemeanor or felony if the factual basis substantiates the charge.  The severity and extent of the penalty will vary with possible consequences being incarceration in jail and/or juvenile detention, house arrest, community service, fines, probation, counseling, etc.  Additionally…losing future employment opportunities, being declined from being accepted in certain colleges, etc. may be experienced by the juvenile if convicted of a juvenile offense.  With this being said, juvenile cases should never be underestimated or viewed as insignificant.  A matter definitely worthy of legal representation.  

If you are charged with a juvenile offense, please contact us at your earliest convenience (952-454-1350) to discuss your case, receive a free quote and begin the process to resolve your situation.

L. L. JOHNSON LAW OFFICE…dedicated to YOUR legal needs.   Call us today (952-454-1350).  We look very forward to working with you.