Juvenile Delinquency/Abuse And Neglect

At my Michael J. Conway Attorney at Law, L.L.C., law firm in Waukegan, I carefully handle complex matters involving juveniles in two ways — in a criminal law and delinquency context, when laws are broken and a family's reputation is at stake; and when abuse and neglect of a juvenile leads to involvement from the Department of Children and Family Services.

When a minor is arrested or referred to juvenile court after an allegation of juvenile delinquency, your attorney should possess proven criminal defense experience in juvenile court in order to effectively represent that child's legal rights.

On the family law side of this question, if you are a parent facing neglect or abuse allegations, and you are at risk of losing custody and care of your children, you should retain the quality services of a lawyer who understands the process in the juvenile court system, as well as DCFS procedures.

I have more than 25 years of experience with safeguarding the rights of parents and minors in northeastern Illinois, when they face a range of credible allegations. I use this valuable background to zealously defend your interests, whether the delinquency allegation is a serious felony or misdemeanor, or if the abuse or neglect allegations are to the point that DCFS has taken protective custody of your children.

Decades Of Trusted Juvenile Defense Experience On Your Side In Northeastern Illinois

I present effective arguments for trial proceedings, motions and plea negotiations when a juvenile is charged with a felony or misdemeanor such as:

  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Weapons violations
  • Theft crimes, including robbery, burglary, breaking and entering, and shoplifting
  • Simple and aggravated assault
  • Domestic battery
  • Drug offenses such as possession, trafficking, cultivation and drug paraphernalia
  • Sexual offenses
  • Underage drinking
  • Drinking and driving

Don't leave your minor child's future to chance. One phone call to 847-693-4222 or email from this website will secure your appointment for a free half-hour initial consultation about juvenile crimes, abuse and neglect. I look forward to meeting you and working with you toward the most positive outcome possible.