Protecting Your Child In Juvenile Delinquency Legal Matters

All children make mistakes at some point, but when a bad decision leads to a delinquency charge, your child's future may be at risk. At Carr & Wright, P.L.C., we fight for the rights of youth who have been accused of various types of delinquent behavior. Generally, these are behaviors that would result in criminal charges for people 18 and over, including theft, burglary, drug possession and gun-related violence.

With the exception of certain violence crimes, most juvenile charges are handled in Iowa's juvenile court system, where the focus is a rehabilitation plan aimed at preventing more delinquent behavior in the future. Still, the consequences can have long-term effects on a young person's education and future.

Our lawyers are skilled at advocating for people charged with crimes in Iowa in court, and we bring the same dedication to juvenile cases. With a thorough knowledge of the Iowa court system and juvenile law, we will fight for your child's rights — and to protect their future.

When Parents Are Part Of The Problem: Child In Need Of Assistance Cases

Outside of delinquency cases, one common reason children come into Iowa's juvenile court system is in Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) cases. In some of these cases, the state may be trying to terminate parental rights because children have been abused or neglected by their parents. In other cases, one parent may ask the court to terminate the other parent's rights. However, if you are involved in a CINA case, you can count on our lawyers to defend your rights and seek to protect your children's best interest.

Learn How We Can Help Protect Your Child

Our attorneys are always prepared to advocate for the rights of juveniles in court, whether they are accused of delinquent behavior or involved in a Child in Need of Assistance case.

Call us for a free consultation at 515-259-1389. You can also contact us through our online form. Our office is located in downtown Des Moines.