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Experienced, Compassionate Counsel For Juvenile Crimes

Last updated on November 16, 2023

Like many states, Minnesota has established a juvenile court system that focuses on rehabilitation of young offenders rather than punishment. Courts want to be as lenient as possible with young offenders within reason in order to provide them a second chance.

This does not mean that you can take charges faced in juvenile court lightly. If you have a son or daughter who is accused of a crime, it is critical to his or her long-term future that you seek the representation of an experienced juvenile court attorney. Call 612-424-9454 for a free initial consultation with defense lawyer Matthew J. Mankey today.

Juvenile records are not as sealed as they used to be. Modern technology has made juvenile records open to the public in some cases. This has made juvenile cases take on greater significance relative to long-term consequences.

At the Mankey Law Office in Golden Valley, Minnesota, attorney Matthew J. Mankey is familiar with the unique set of rules that pertain to juveniles. Our firm has extensive experience working with juveniles who face criminal charges.

Protecting Your Children When They Need It Most

We work with young people and their parents, as well as prosecutors and other juvenile court officials, to determine the best resolution regarding a full range of juvenile crimes, including:

  • Drunk driving, underage drinking and other alcohol-related offenses
  • Drug possession, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin or prescription painkillers
  • Property crimes such as vandalism, auto theft or shoplifting
  • Assault charges stemming from school fights
  • Sex offenses, including sexual assault, internet-related offenses and prostitution

Attorney Mankey has more than 30 years of criminal defense experience representing both adults and juveniles throughout Greater Minneapolis.

We understand the stress caused by having a child charged with a crime. We know how much is at stake. We will work with state officials to reach terms on alternative sentencing if that is in your child’s best interest. We also work with school officials to keep children enrolled and in the classroom whenever possible.

Juvenile crimes often are accompanied by other issues such as the need for psychological counseling, family counseling, emotional development or any other assistance. We work with specialists in a variety of fields who can help your child and your family get through this challenging time.

Do Not Wait To Begin Protecting Your Child’s Freedom

Juvenile crimes can pose life-altering consequences. It is important to put an experienced and accomplished criminal defense attorney on your side.

We offer a free, no-obligation consultation during which we can review the facts of your case and recommend a course of action. Email us to schedule an appointment at our Minneapolis/western suburbs office.