There are few more exciting and life-changing victories in the legal profession than getting juvenile charges dismissed. Having a juvenile criminal record can disrupt a child’s life well into their adulthood, so at Kenny, Burns & McGill, we aggressively advocate for juveniles throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
All too often, criminal charges are filed against people – adults and minors, alike – before the facts of the situation become clear to the police, prosecutors, and courts. It then becomes the job of the criminal defense attorney to help untangle the story and explain what really happened so as to prevent the case from causing any more headaches and heartaches down the road.
In this case, our client was accused of taking part in a fight at her school in Delaware County. She and her family quickly hired the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Kenny, Burns & McGill.
Attorney Thomas Kenny immediately got to work, reviewing the available evidence in the case. As he looked through the discovery and examined the different witnesses’ accounts of what happened, he recognized that the story just did not fit.
While it was obvious that our client was present during the fight, it became more and more clear that she was not an aggressor – rather, she was trying to break the fight up to prevent her friends and fellow students from hurting one another. A video taken during the incident only solidified our position.
Attorney Kenny discussed the matter with the Assistant District Attorney assigned to the case. He explained his research and pointed out that all the evidence shows our client in a helpful role – not a harmful one. While it was unfortunate that she got dragged into a brawl, she was clearly doing her best to de-escalate the situation and prevent further injuries.
After hearing Attorney Kenny’s reasoning and reviewing the evidence again, the prosecutor could not help but agree. Our client and her family were absolutely ecstatic when Attorney Kenny delivered the news.
As a result, the juvenile charges against our client were withdrawn at the very next court date and our client, a bright young woman with a great future ahead of her, had this enormous weight lifted.
Do you or someone you love have a child facing juvenile charges? Kenny, Burns & McGill represents young men and women throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey in all types of criminal matters, including allegations of assault, firearms offenses, sex offenses, and drug offenses. Get the representation you need today to prevent long-term legal issues down the road.
Contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers at Kenny, Burns & McGill at any time by calling or texting (215) 423-5500.