Honolulu Juvenile Defense Attorney
Do Not Let Your Child Be at the Mercy of the System
Has your child or dependent been accused of a criminal offense in Honolulu? At Myles S. Breiner Attorney at Law, our Honolulu juvenile defense lawyer will do whatever it takes to help protect your family’s rights. With over three decades of criminal defense experience working with both minors and adults and a history as a former prosecutor, founding attorney Myles Breiner understands the system and the local laws at play.
How Do Juvenile Criminal Cases Differ from Adult Criminal Cases?
Offenders who are below the age of 18 typically enter the juvenile justice system, not the adult criminal justice system. Juvenile offenders are subjected to different laws and procedures than adults who have been charged with a crime.
The chief goal of the juvenile justice system is rehabilitation. However, while juvenile courts are not criminal courts, your child will still need a strong defense lawyer who acts in their best interest. With our successful history representing juveniles at Myles S. Breiner Attorney at Law, you can have the peace of mind that your child will be well defended.
All Kinds of Possible Outcomes
Juvenile courts are seen as civil courts, not criminal. Similarly, minors are charged with committing a delinquent act instead of a crime.
When dealing with your child’s case, the juvenile court has broad discretion. Therefore, there are all kinds of possible outcomes depending on the case’s severity. These may include community service, probation, counseling, and home confinement. In the worst possible outcome, the judge can send the youth to adult prison or jail. At the other end of the spectrum, one of the best outcomes is for your child to join a diversion program and have their criminal history expunged or sealed.
We’re Well-Versed in the Available Options
We provide every client with high-quality juvenile defense at Myles S. Breiner Attorney at Law. As a former prosecutor who is now working as a full-time criminal defense attorney, Mr. Breiner has extensive experience with juvenile law and juvenile delinquents in Hawaii.
Mr. Breiner is familiar with the available options at each step in the proceedings. He knows the best course of action and can guide you in comprehending the process. Should your child have issues such as mental health or substance abuse challenges, he will seek the appropriate professional services.
Juvenile Offenders Must Have Experienced Representation
This is a tough time for your family, and we understand and respect the severity a criminal accusation could have on your child and their future. Our job is to make your life easier, not more difficult. We provide experienced, comprehensive, and aggressive representation personalized for juveniles who are in legal trouble. Conveniently located in Honolulu, we offer flexible payment plans and are happy to consult with you either in person or over the phone.