Juvenile Court in South Dakota
A child under the age of 18 is considered a juvenile in our criminal justice system. Juvenile cases require a different approach than that employed in adult criminal cases. Juvenile court is its own special area of the law that involves unique considerations. The goal of juvenile law is to rehabilitate the behavior, not to punish the child.
Juvenile RESOURCES and Programs
Laughlin Law has the necessary familiarity of community resources and programs available to address issues related to juveniles. Laughlin Law has experience representing children as young as 10 years old.
Juvenile Felony Crime
In South Dakota there are some serious felony crimes that can be charged in adult court before a child reaches the age of 18. Laughlin Law in Sioux Falls, SD has experience in these types of cases and the process to request a transfer back to juvenile court.