When a child or young adult runs into trouble with the law, they are too often judged by the authority figures in their life — including teachers, parents, and other relatives. A criminal charge is an enormous strain on family members, and the confusing legal process only makes matters worse. A teenager caught up in criminal activity often carries the heavy burden of shame. However, here at Yee & Associates, I do things differently. It’s not my job to judge a child’s situation. It’s my job to make sure their situation doesn’t impact their future.
If you are a minor facing criminal charges or the parent of a child who is facing criminal charges in Boston, it’s important that you reach out to an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. As a father of two and former coach, I understand kids, and the fear that parents feel when kids make poor decisions. I will work tirelessly to pursue the best possible outcome for your child in the courtroom and at school.
Common Juvenile Charges in Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts provides a range of responses to address criminal acts committed by juveniles. As a juvenile defense attorney, I can fight against some of the most common juvenile charges, including:
- Possession or consumption of alcohol
- Possession, consumption, or intent to distribute drugs
- Vandalism and graffiti
- Shoplifting & petty theft
- Fighting in a public place
- Indecent exposure / sexual offenses
- Bullying amounting to assault
- Physical assault
- Restraining and Harassment Orders
If your child has been charged with criminal activity, or you’re worried they might be charged, you need to seek the advice of an experienced juvenile defense lawyer. As a seasoned juvenile advocate, I understand how criminal charges are intertwined with many areas of a young adult’s life — from academics, to social media, to registering a vehicle at the RMV. I will take the lead on the legal details surrounding your case so that you, your child, and your family can start to regain peace of mind. More importantly, I will fight for you, both in and out of the courtroom, because I know that we all deserve a second chance.