The law has a different view toward minors accused of criminal offenses. In theory, the system is dedicated to rehabilitation, rather than punishment, of juvenile offenders. However, a case still has serious consequences.  If your child has been accused of a juvenile offense, you have the right to enlist a juvenile defense attorney to try to avoid or minimize those consequences. At Steven J. Balcon and Associates, we are committed to keeping your child's future options wide open, unhindered by the repercussions of a juvenile criminal record. Our Attorneys are available to represent juveniles accused of crimes in Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, Metro Detroit and all other areas throughout southeast and mid Michigan.

We can defend against all charges, including:

  • Retail Theft/Shoplifting
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Statutory Rape
  • Arson
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP)
  • Burglary
  • Drunk Driving/OWI

In most circumstances, a child under 17 is most likely to be prosecuted as a juvenile. However, serious criminal offenses can lead to a child being charged as an adult. Our Juvenile Defense Attorneys are committed to preventing this from happening. We will work hard to keep the case in juvenile court in order to seek the most favorable outcome. If a case is removed to adult court, we have the experience to stand up for the rights of your child.