Trusted Juvenile Defense In Dakota County

When a minor commits a crime, the case usually falls within the jurisdiction of the Minnesota juvenile court system. While these courts differ from adult courts in many respects, a conviction in juvenile court can still negatively impact a minor's life and jeopardize an otherwise bright future. By hiring an attorney who is experienced in defending juvenile charges, you may be able to avoid or minimize the consequences of the charge.

If your child has been charged with a juvenile crime, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. I am Howard Bass, a Burnsville juvenile criminal law attorney with more than 30 years of professional experience. I will work directly with you to fight for your rights.

The most important difference between the juvenile justice system and the adult criminal justice system is the focus on rehabilitating minors, rather than punishing them for conduct that would be criminal if they were adults.

I represent clients charged with any juvenile crime, ranging from minor consumption, curfew violations, and shoplifting to assault, drug offenses and sex crimes. I understand the intricacies of juvenile law and procedure and how it differs from the adult criminal justice system. As your child's attorney, I will help you understand your child's options and the juvenile justice system. I will fight to avoid or minimize the consequences of the juvenile charges while providing your child with counsel aimed at preventing any future charges from occurring.

Ready To Fight For Your Child

To learn how I can help your child defend against a juvenile charge, contact me online or call 952-466-6718 or toll free at 888-340-9617. I accept credit cards, offer free initial consultations and am conveniently located in the south metro.

I am available for evening and weekend meetings.