Juvenile Defense

Experienced in Juvenile Matters

Sometime children lack good decision-making skills.  Mistakes don’t have to keep your child from having a promising future.  Many people think when a child or teenager is accused of a crime, such as minor in possession, that it can easily be dismissed.  This is not the case.  It is serious, and you must protect your child with a Howell juvenile court defense attorney.

A convicted crime for a juvenile, like a minor in possession charge in Howell, includes a criminal record.  This can be seriously damaging to your child. Many parents are surprised when they discover a child’s minor in possession record is not always immediately sealed and expunged when he/she turns 18 years old.  This is especially true for serious offenses, like sex crimes or crimes of violence, which may result in a felony. In some cases, an adjudication (or judgement) of certain crimes can mandate the removal of the child from the home.  An aggressive juvenile court defense attorney can fight to protect your child from these threats.

If your child has been accused of a crime, take a deep breath and contact us.  You will need an attorney with juvenile criminal experience, like McCririe Law. 

Many of the crimes that juveniles are accused of are: Minor in Possession (MIP), possession of drugs, Vandalism or graffiti, shoplifting or retail fraud, assault due to a fighting, and joyriding in a car without a valid driver’s license.  Suddenly, you are caught in a legal sea of troubles without a lifeline.  

How a juvenile is charged is based on the severity of the crime.  In Michigan, Juvenile delinquency proceedings are applied to those individuals under the age of 17 years.  In some cases, a juvenile may be tried in the adult courts. 

The first thing you must insist on is for the juvenile to be interviews by the authorities in front of an attorney.  Contact McCririe Law and we can guide you during this process. The Bottom Line: If your child is facing criminal charges, you need to consult with a skilled Howell juvenile court defense attorney immediately.  Bill McCririe has the advantage of being an assistant prosecutor for over a decade. He has the benefit of experience on both sides of a trial, and will fight for your child.


While at first thought, many parents think, “Kids will be kids,” and a tiff at school as being normal, it can have serious legal repercussions.  Please read more in our blog