Delaware Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Defending Against Juvenile Crime Charges in Delaware

Having a child arrested on a criminal charge can come as quite a shock to a parent or caregiver of a minor. It is important to have an experienced Delaware juvenile crime attorney present who can determine the viability of a case and the potential consequences of any plea.

At Abram and Hutchison, we can represent a wide range of juvenile crimes, including:

No matter what crime your child has been charged with, our juvenile crimes lawyer can fight for the best possible outcome. Our goal is to keep your child out of jail and to keep his or her record clean.

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Delaware Juvenile Legal Options

Fortunately, the options for a juvenile may be wider then first imagined. For misdemeanor first offenses, arbitration is an option where a juvenile is placed on probation with their parents supervising for 3 months and at the conclusion the charge is dismissed.

Following this up with an expungement of the arrest will leave the criminal record clear and not hinder college applications. This is a typical scenario for juveniles caught drinking underage and other like offenses, and is open to children out of state as well.

For more serious offenses, arbitration is not an option. However it is important to put up the best defense possible in these cases. The juvenile justice system can be very unfriendly at times, so get an honest evaluation of the prospects of the case before attempting to negotiate a deal with the prosecution. Parents typically attempt to negotiate a plea deal directly with a prosecutor in cases involving their children. This is not recommended, as they are not trained in the law, which can lead to a worse deal than if represented by counsel.

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Contact Our Delaware Juvenile Defense Attorney Today

A free consultation with our Delaware juvenile defense attorney is a great way to get an evaluation of your child’s case without obligation. Tell us the details of your child’s arrest and we can provide you with an informative yet honest assessment. We are ready to help clients all across Sussex County and Kent County, as well as those arrested who are from outside of the state.

Contact us at (302) 273-1442 for aggressive defense.

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Fighting for Your Best Interest
  • Dismissed Dealing Marijuana, and DUI

    Originally charged with drug Dealing Marijuana, and DUI. Was able to get the drug dealing charges reduced at preliminary hearing, then trial followed. At trial was able to keep out the radar evidence in this case and the state was not able to prove Reasonable Articulable Suspicion for the stop, all charges dismissed.

  • Not Guilty DUI

    A suppression motion granted for no probable cause, kept out the portable breathe test on foundation.

  • Dismissed DUI

    DUI attempting to convict Mr. Abram's client for drug use - successfully argued that the state forensic chemist was not qualified to testify to the effects of the substance and the state failed to comply with expert discovery.

  • Dismissed DUI

    Held a suppression hearing after the client was pulled over for not having his headlights on. Mr. Abram successfully argued that the state did not have probable cause to make an arrest.

  • Dismissed DUI

    Officer stopped the Defendant for Speeding, was able to show that the Defendant performed well on his field tests and that the officer did not properly administer all of the field tests, no probable cause for arrest, case dismissed.

  • Dismissed DUI
  • Dismissed DUI

    DUI arrest. Was able to successfully argue that after the performance of field tests the officer lacked probable cause to make the arrest for DUI, case dismissed.

  • Not Guilty DUI

    DUI arrest. Driver was stopped for running a stop sign, it was successfully argued that the state could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt the Defendant was under the influence of alcohol, not guilty DUI.

  • Dismissed DUI

    Originally convicted of DUI in Justice of the Peace Court, case was appealed to Court of Common pleas and the court found no probable cause for the arrest for DUI, case dismissed.

  • Dismissed DUI

    DUI case. Case was voluntarily dismissed by the State following a motion filed by the defense challenging the validity of the stop in this case, the Defendant was not required to appear for trial.


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Why Choose Our Team?
  • A History of Not Guilty Verdicts & Case Dismissals
  • Over 30 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • We Specialize in Criminal Defense
  • Former Prosecutor Fighting in Your Corner
  • Our Attorneys Personally Handle Every Step of Your Case
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