Juvenile Crimes Providing Unique & Strategic Defense to Every Case

Peoria Juvenile Crime Lawyer

Protecting Your Child’s Freedom & Future

When it comes to breaking the law in the state of Illinois, no one gets to walk free without dealing with the consequences. This applies to young people under the age of 18 as well as adults because minors are still responsible for their actions. Nevertheless, children and adolescents are still developing and need rehabilitation rather than just punitive action.

Thanks to our Peoria juvenile crime attorney and his extensive knowledge of the Illinois Juvenile Court Act, those charged with possession of marijuana, stealing from a retail store, damaging property with graffiti, and other such behaviors can still find hope. You can rely on Christopher J. Frericks, Attorney at Law to keep young people’s ultimate well-being, both emotional and physical, at the forefront.

Call today at (309) 322-7772 for outstanding care from our criminal defense attorney.

Why You Need an Experienced Lawyer in Juvenile Court

Whenever a minor has been charged with a misdemeanor crime or a felony, there exists a key 24-hour window that starts when they have been taken into police custody. The first stage is crucial because with the help of a skilled attorney, the child’s parents or guardians may be able to retain custody for the duration of the case. If the judge determines against this, your minor child could be forced to stay at either a foster care facility or a center for juvenile detention, both of which could have a significant impact on your child’s emotional and mental development. Additionally, if your child is forced to be held in custody, there will be no ability to pay any form of bonds so that your child can be released from this traumatic environment.

Effective Defense for a Juvenile Crime

Although crimes committed by minors are still serious, juveniles deserve a chance to learn from their mistakes. Especially if a minor has only committed a crime as a first-time offense, there is an option of seeking a plea agreement that occurs before a trial takes place. This window is especially important because often several charges – in certain cases, all charges – can be either greatly reduced or completely dropped.

Just some of the offenses for which we have been able to reduce sentences or completely dismiss include:

  • Assault and battery

  • Burglary of a commercial or a residential property

  • Robbery, whether armed or unarmed

  • Not holding or carrying a valid driver’s license while driving

  • Drug charges for possession or trafficking

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Offenses of a sexual nature, even including sex between minors that is consensual

  • Weapon offenses, such as bringing knives, guns, and other weapons to school

  • Shoplifting

  • Theft and retail theft

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

No one can be proven guilty unless all reasonable doubts are dismissed, which is why you will need our experienced juvenile crime lawyer in Peoria to take on your case. We can provide your family with tenacious support during this challenging time.

Contact us now so that Christopher J. Frericks, Attorney at Law, can help give your child the opportunity to rehabilitate and reclaim their life.

Recent Results

How I Make the Difference for Our Clients
  • Aggravated Battery Negotiated Continuance Under Supervision
  • O.P. Defense Dismissed
  • Speeding 35+ and Reckless Driving Dismissed
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What Sets Christopher J. Frericks Apart?
  • Attorney Christopher J. Frericks is a local native of Peoria and has great ties within the community.

  • Attorney Christopher J. Frericks puts the best interest of his clients first. He is committed to provide personalized service to each and every client.

  • At Christopher J. Frericks, Attorney at Law, I provide strategic & effective legal representation.

  • Experience matters when your life is on the line. Attorney Christopher J. Frericks has the trial experience needed to protect your future.

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