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Juvenile Court Matters in St. Charles, St. Louis & Chesterfield

In Missouri, matters involving minors who allegedly commit status offenses (like truancy or running away) or crimes (like theft or vandalism) are handled in Juvenile or Family Court, depending on the county in which the alleged offense occurred. In St. Louis County, these matters are handled in Family Court. In St. Charles County, these cases are handled by the Juvenile Division of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court.

If your child has been taken into custody or accused of any type of crime, it is imperative that you involve an attorney who can protect his or her interests. At Cavanagh & Associates, we represent minors who have become entangled with the juvenile justice system. Our founder, St. Louis juvenile crime lawyer Jack Cavanagh, has well over half of a century of legal experience, and this includes hundreds of trials in front of judges and juries. He also spent four years as a prosecutor in St. Louis County.

To find out how we can help you and your child, call (314) 309-2799 to arrange a free consultation.

Cases Handled in Juvenile Court

Juvenile Court or Family Court, depending on the location of the alleged offense and where you live, will handle proceedings related to minors. This may include:

  • Child abuse or neglect and state protective custody proceedings related to these.
  • Status offenses, such as underage drinking, truancy, or running away.
  • Delinquency (criminal violations) such as gang crimes, property offenses, or theft.

In these cases, the State of Missouri is an active participant, through the county’s juvenile officer and, in some cases, through the prosecuting attorney in criminal matters, and through the Children’s Division and the county’s juvenile officer in protective custody proceedings. In all three types of cases, the State is the party who initiates the matter.

In Juvenile Court proceedings, you can count on the experience and resolve of St. Louis juvenile crime attorney Jack Cavanagh and our team here at Cavanagh & Associates. We always provide legal counsel tailored to each client’s goals, while putting his or her interests first.

Contact us today at (314) 309-2799 to learn more. We serve St. Louis, St. Charles, Chesterfield, and the surrounding areas.

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