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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

Recent Case Victories

  • Underage Consumption Case Resolved

    Defense: Evidence Suppressed Outcome: Client was charged with underage consumption after he submitted to Preliminary ...

  • Restraining Order Dismissed Client Won

    Case: Harassment Restraining Order Outcome: Our client, K.S. was accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend who petitioned ...

  • Conspiracy to Deliver 100,000 Tablets of Ecstacy No Executed Jail Time

    Outcome: Client was hired as a courier by a drug dealer in Canada to transport 100,000 tablets of Ecstacy to New York in ...

  • 1st & 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct investigation

    Defense: 1 st & 3 rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct investigation? Outcome: Client was accused of having sexual ...

  • Felony DWI Case Resolved

    Defense: Non prison disposition Outcome: Client was charged with his third Felony DWI in a period of ten years and his ...

  • Title IX (Sexual Misconduct) Case Dismissed

    Our client was notified by Gustavus College that he was being accused of sexual harassment by a student. Upon learning ...

  • Two counts of 5th Degree Assault against a child Not Guilty

    Outcome: Our client was charged with two counts of 5th-degree assault against a child. After a year of litigation and ...

  • Harassment Restraining Order

    Defense: Dismissal Outcome: Client, C.D., was served with a harassment restraining order by her ex-boyfriend’s new ...

  • Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) Reduction of Charges

    Outcome: Our client was charge with 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct, which called for a presumptive prison sentence ...

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