A juvenile charge refers to a criminal offense committed by a minor, typically someone under the age of 18. Juvenile charges are handled in a separate juvenile justice system that focuses on rehabilitation rather than punishment. An attorney can assist by providing legal representation and guidance to the minor throughout the juvenile justice process. They can explain the charges, rights, and potential consequences to the minor and their family. Attorneys assess the evidence, develop a defense strategy, and advocate for the best interests of the minor. They may negotiate with the prosecutor to reach a favorable outcome, such as diversion programs, counseling, or community service, to avoid or minimize the potential long-term consequences of the charges. Attorneys ensure that the minor’s rights are protected and work towards achieving a fair resolution in the juvenile justice system.