Juvenile Crime

Chicago, Illinois Juvenile Crime Attorney

In the state of Illinois, any person under the age of 17 who has been charged as an adult with a criminal offense must by law secure the representation of a private lawyer. At the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley, we provide experienced and effective defense to juveniles facing criminal charges. We believe all young people deserve a second chance. Attorney Christopher Cosley is committed to seeing that your child gets that chance. A juvenile crime need not interrupt your loved one’s life. With experienced help, you can get your son, daughter or loved one back on track.

Our firm provides defense to minors charged with felony and misdemeanor juvenile crimes. Contact us to arrange your free consultation and learn how we can help you and the young person in your life.

Are you looking for effective defense for a juvenile crime?

In many juvenile crime matters, particularly when the charge is a first-time offense, Mr. Cosley can negotiate a plea agreement prior to trial. In this plea agreement, some or all of the charges against your child can be dropped or significantly reduced. If plea negotiations fail or if the minor is a repeat offender, the case could go to trial. As an experienced litigator, Mr. Cosley can ensure your child’s legal rights are upheld. This includes ensuring all evidence against him or her is relevant and has been obtained legally. Our firm defends juveniles charged with virtually every type of juvenile offense, including the following:

  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary/residential burglary
  • Robbery/armed robbery
  • Driving without a valid driver’s license
  • Drug charges
  • DUI/drunk driving – There is a zero tolerance policy for drivers under the age of 21, resulting in driver’s license suspension.
  • Rape
  • Sex offenses – including consensual sex between minors
  • School violence/weapons offenses (including guns, knives, etc.)
  • Theft/retail theft/shoplifting
  • Underage drinking/unlawful consumption/possession of alcohol by a minor
  • Vandalism/criminal damage to property
  • Zero Tolerance

Mr. Cosley, a Chicago juvenile defense lawyer, can protect the rights and the future of juveniles charged with crimes. In some cases, court supervision or other sentencing alternatives may be available. Contact our firm today to arrange your consultation.