One criminal conviction can have a permanent impact on your future. It is for this reason that our children often have the most to lose when they are facing criminal charges.
Gene Ognibene Associates in Clarendon Hills firmly believes in the future of our youth and will fight tirelessly to ensure that criminal accusations do not have an impact on your child’s ability to prosper.
Prior to starting our firm, attorney Gene Ognibene was a DuPage County prosecutor and supervisor in a juvenile courtroom, having tried hundreds of cases similar to the one your child is facing. Since focusing on criminal defense in 1998, he has helped even more juvenile clients walk out of the courtroom with a second chance at life.
Juvenile crimes in Illinois are the same offenses as adults face. However, while courts aim to punish adults, their primary goal with juveniles is rehabilitation. Because of this, juvenile crimes are prosecuted quite differently from typical criminal charges.
We defend minors against a wide array of charges, including:
Underage DUI charges
Theft and shoplifting
Reckless driving and drag racing
Prostitution or related juvenile sex crimes
In extreme circumstances, such as with serious felonies like rape or homicide, juveniles may be tried as adults. Our firm defends clients against all criminal accusations and will build a strong defense to protect your child and safeguard his or her future. We also help clients seek expungements for former convictions.
Whether your child is in high school or is far younger, a criminal conviction could lead him or her on a path to failure. This is not something to take lightly — only an experienced juvenile crimes lawyer can provide the thorough defense your child needs to get back on his or her feet.
We offer free initial consultations for you to get started on your case. Don’t waste any more time. Call attorney Gene Ognibene today or send us an email to schedule an appointment at our office.