Scranton Juvenile Lawyer
Pennsylvania lawyer helping minors avoid the adult criminal justice system
Ernest D. Preate, Jr. Esquire helps juveniles and their families understand their legal options. When you work with me, you can be confident that a knowledgeable and professional Scranton juvenile lawyer — who understands the Pennsylvania juvenile system and the state’s courts — is on your side. I have represented juveniles in state and federal courts in a wide array of juvenile criminal and non-criminal cases, which have included:
- Underage drinking
- Theft crimes
- Drug offenses
- Criminal trespass
- Assault and battery
- Parental neglect of a minor
- CHIPS (Children in Need of Protection or Services)
- At-Risk Youth (ARY)
My experience enables me to anticipate how judges, Child Protective Services (CPS) case workers and other attorneys may approach your case.
Protecting future educational and employment prospects
If your child is being accused of, charged with or investigated in connection with a criminal offense, time is of the essence. Delay can cause valuable legal advantages to be lost while you are waiting to secure legal representation. I understand the severity of the situation and work diligently to ensure that your child’s mistakes don’t follow him or her into adulthood. My wealth of trial experience gives me a thorough understanding of the defense tactics to which juvenile courts and judges respond favorably. I also pursue sentencing options to prevent a youth from acquiring a criminal record that can limit future prospects.
Your personal guide and advocate
I am aware of the sensitive nature of juvenile cases. Because I truly care about my clients, I work to ensure your case is handled confidentially and discreetly. Whether you are accused of child abuse, neglect, or family violence or are looking for legal help regarding the guardianship of a minor, I am an able advocate and guide.
Don’t delay, contact a Scranton juvenile lawyer today.
When you find yourself facing Pennsylvania’s juvenile law system, choose a juvenile law attorney with the experience to make a difference. Call Ernest D. Preate, Jr. Esquire at 570-507-7835 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Scranton office.