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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Minneapolis Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Was Your Child Arrested? Call Our Firm 24/7!

Anyone can have a run-in with the law, even kids. While many people believe that juvenile records cannot follow a person past the age of 18, many juvenile crimes can have long-lasting consequences. Young people make mistakes, but this does not mean that they should have to be haunted by them for the rest of their lives. Our firm is ready to provide the aggressive defense your child needs.

If your child has been accused of a crime, a Minneapolis criminal lawyer at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. can help you get through this difficult time. Contact us for a FREE case review.

Common Types of Juvenile Crimes

Under Minnesota law, a juvenile is defined as a person between the ages of 10 and 17. When a minor commits a crime, the laws and penalties are different than they are for adults. Depending on the circumstances surrounding each situation, juvenile crimes may be misdemeanors or felonies.

Some of the most common types of juvenile offenses include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Theft from an employer
  • Possession of drugs
  • Alcohol possession or intoxication
  • Violating curfew
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Speeding, reckless, drunk, or distracted driving
  • Obstruction of justice

Will My Child Be Tried as an Adult?

For less serious crimes, minor offenders can be ordered to complete counseling or community service, and may be required to spend time in a juvenile detention center. Crimes that are more serious can result in longer detention sentences and may even result in the minor being tried and punished as an adult. Retaining the services of an experienced and compassionate criminal defense attorney in Minneapolis can give your child the best chance of successfully fighting their charges.

Eligibility for Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction

In the state of Minnesota, the Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction (EJJ) dual-sanction program is in place to rehabilitate juveniles who are accused of particularly serious crimes. Offenders who are at least 14 years old will be supervised under this program until they reach the age of 21 and have shown they can return to law-abiding behavior. Failure to abide by the court orders as a juvenile may lead to prison time as an adult.

Crimes that may lead to EJJ eligibility in Minnesota include:

  • Murder or attempted murder
  • Aggravated robbery
  • Weapons charges
  • Carjacking

Protect Your Child's Future – Call Our Firm Now

Many young people end up in trouble because they do not fully understand the consequences of their actions. If your child has been accused of a crime, their future is at stake, so don’t trust your case to just anyone. The Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. have decades of experience fighting for the rights of the accused, including juvenile offenders.

For a free case evaluation with our team, call us at (612) 444-5020. We are available 24/7.

Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

Attorney Profiles

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “ Today I had a court appearance where your attorney, LIS CARLSON represented me. I must start at the beginning, MS. CARLSON returned my phone call to her with in an hour of my first call to your office. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the quick response to my call & most important how LIS immediately made me feel, she was professional, caring, her ability to immediately know that I was a total mess. Before she finished with my call she made sure that I was alright, her compassion for me was extremely needed. I immediately felt there couldn’t be a better attorney in the state better than LIS! Throughout this entire process, Lis was a pillar of strength. I was amazed at how she handled everything with extreme care & some very excellent, professional legal skills. I count my blessings but I count them twice when I came to LIS. The world needs more people like LIS, smart, intelligent, kind and caring.” - P.G.
  • “How do I ever thank you enough for your amazingly great strategy that got my case dismissed! ” - J. E.
  • “ Kayla Wengronowitz was my attorney in a claim against me involving Title IX and won my difficult and extensive case. She was a beacon of hope to me when my options seemed very limited. Kayla provided clarity for me to understand everything happening in the case, she made smart and calculated decisions, she made sure I was comfortable with every decision she made, and she responded to difficult situations seemingly with ease. Most importantly, Kayla was empathetic and provided comfort throughout the strenuous process. I am extremely grateful for her service and highly recommend her without reservation.” - Anonymous
  • “I strongly recommended to anybody who needs a criminal lawyer representation ” - M.M.
  • “ I just wanted to thank you so much! I am so pleased with all the hard work you put in. I would have never had the chance to get the outcome I did without you. You did an amazing job and we are feeling very greatful to have made the right call when we chose you.” - P.K.
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Recent Case Victories

  • Traffic Violation Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client was charged with a misdemeanor traffic violation. Attorney Kayla Wengronowitz was able to have the case ...

  • Gross Misdemeanor Indecent Exposure Not Guilty

    Outcome: Client was charged with Indecent Exposure after a woman claimed he was masturbating in his car in a public ...

  • Title IX Not Responsible

    Outcome: Client was investigated by a small private college in southern Minnesota for conduct which fell under both the ...

  • Multiple Driving Violations Acquitted

    Client was charged with Duty to Drive with Due Care (Speed Greater than Reasonable), Impeding Traffic, and Careless ...

  • DWI 4th Degree Reduction of Charges

    Client was charged with a 4 th degree DWI in Hennepin County due to operating a motor vehicle with a test result greater ...

  • Fifth-Degree Possession and DWI Stay of Adjudication Granted

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with DWI and felony drug possession after ...

  • Dog Bite Personal Injury

    Outcome: A young professional woman was visiting Minnesota on business when she was attacked by a client’s dog. She ...

  • Domestic Assault Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by Attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with domestic assault after an incident ...

  • Cancellation of Driver’s License – Reversed Reversal

    Outcome: As a result of several DWI convictions, client was approved for driving on the condition that an ignition ...

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