Westchester County Juvenile Justice and Criminal Appeals Attorney Serving New York

Helping Children, Students and Young Adults Involved in the Criminal Justice System

If your child is charged with a crime or has been suspended from school due to any type of inappropriate behavior, it is essential to seek representation from a lawyer. Juvenile criminal charges can be seriously detrimental to a child's life.

Juvenile crimes often involve:

  • Possession of alcohol
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Gun/firearm/weapons charges, including possession on school grounds
  • Criminal mischief (graffiti)
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Harassment
  • Cybercrimes and cyberbullying
  • Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • Persons in need of supervision (PINS petition)
  • DWI and DUI
  • Arson
  • Sex crimes committed on a younger child

If matters of juvenile justice are not handled effectively, your loved one could be facing charges that end up a part of his or her permanent record.

You need an attorney with experience practicing criminal law to advise you on possible resolutions for your loved one.

We Understand the Nuances of the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems

Our firm has experience in all phases of investigations and trials — including evidentiary hearings — and we have handled numerous misdemeanor cases to completion, as well as some felony matters.

We know how to work with prosecutors and other government agencies. We will fight effectively and efficiently on behalf of your child. If your child is facing charges in family court or in criminal court, do not delay; call our office and schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled lawyers.

Protect the Future of Your Children; Contact Us Today

At the Law Office of Peter D. Hoffman, PC, based in Katonah in Westchester County, we have handled superintendent's hearings for both regular education students and superintendent's and manifestation hearings for children with disabilities.

When representing students in disciplinary hearings - regardless of whether they have any special needs - we believe that all children have the right to a fair hearing. Please call 914-232-2242 today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation if your child is facing suspension or expulsion in Westchester County, Putnam County, Rockland County, Manhattan, the Bronx in New York.