Family, Criminal & Children's Court Attorneys Since 1991

Protecting Your Children From Criminal Charges

Juvenile crimes may not seem as serious as adult crimes, but the consequences for a juvenile facing these charges can be much more impactful than for an adult. If your child is facing juvenile charges, it is only natural that you would want to do everything you can to defend them and their future. The first step in doing that starts by contacting a skilled criminal defense attorney.

At Thelen & Associates, LLC, we are lawyers who have been defending clients throughout Wisconsin since 1991. We know the legal and collateral consequences of juvenile charges, and we are prepared to build the strongest case we can to protect your child from the charges against them.

What Is At Stake With A Conviction?

Too many parents make the mistake of assuming that their child will receive a slap on the wrist for their actions, or that a “boys will be boys” defense will be enough to help them. A conviction for drug possession, drunk driving or another serious matter can result in legal consequences like probation, education programs, community service, incarceration and various restrictions.

In many cases, however, the collateral repercussions can be more damaging. A conviction can leave lasting consequences on a juvenile. For example, a conviction can result in suspension or expulsion from a school or the withdrawal of a college scholarship or acceptance. This loss of education opportunities can cause a child to miss out on future career opportunities, denying them the success that they would have otherwise had. If a child experiences incarceration, the time behind bars can leave them with a variety of mental health conditions and/or personality/emotional changes.

We are a criminal defense team that wants to see your child have the opportunities they deserve in the future, which is why we explore all available opportunities of beating, dismissing and reducing the charges in your case. You can rest easy knowing that we are doing everything possible to help your child.

Leave Your Defense To Us

Never make the mistake of dealing with criminal or juvenile defense concerns on your own. When the outcome of your case can define your child’s future, let a skilled criminal defense lawyer fight for the outcome your child deserves.

Call an attorney you can depend on at our offices in Waukesha and Mukwonago at 262-200-8002 or email us here and set up your initial consultation today.