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Massachusetts Underage Drinking Defense Lawyers

It is devastating for a parent to learn that a child has been charged with a criminal offense. When there is an accompanying school discipline charge, parents frequently don’t know where to turn.

At the law firm of Sankey Law Offices, our attorneys defend young people and advise their parents during their encounters with the juvenile justice system. We help them understand the process, the potential consequences and the possible alternatives. If your child has been charged with a criminal offense, contact a lawyer right away to protect his or her rights. Contact or call Sankey Law Offices, at (781) 930-3127 for an appointment at our Mansfield, Braintree or Boston office.

Examples of Massachusetts juvenile charges

Attorneys at Sankey Law Office, help children and their families face charges such as:

  • Underage drinking
  • Possession of alcohol
  • Drug possession
  • Assault
  • Truancy
  • Larceny / theft crimes
  • Trespassing
  • Shoplifting
  • Probation violation
  • Vandalism / graffiti

Our law firm places a special emphasis on defending against underage drinking charges, called Minors in Possession of Alcohol. As law enforcement officials crack down on underage drinking, more and more young adults are facing these criminal charges. These charges have the possibility of harming job opportunities, college admissions and other future opportunities. We have significant experience representing young adults who do not want the blemish of a criminal charge on their record.

Helping families facing school disciplinary hearings

Many children who face these types of charges are also facing school discipline hearings. Because of the experience of our attorneys with school law issues, including bullying, we can support families as they pass through the juvenile law system and the school discipline process. You do not need two attorneys to handle matters in two different systems.

Recommending alternative dispositions in juvenile law cases

We often propose alternatives to traditional adjudication in juvenile cases. We are knowledgeable about alternative programs such as drug rehabilitation, counseling, and entry into treatment facilities. Our experience often allows us to arrange alternatives that avoid criminal records for juveniles.

If your child has been charged with a juvenile offense, contact our Massachusetts law firm, Sankey Law Offices. We understand that you want the best for your children. We go the extra mile to provide it for them.