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Juvenile defense Attorney in Laramie, WY

The Wyoming Juvenile justice system operates in a different manner than the adult court system, and not every attorney is familiar with the best way to advocate for your child.
Most importantly, you should know that juvenile proceedings are conducted in closed courtrooms, which enable you to be sure no one will find out what your child is charged with or find out how the case resolves.
Devine Law is an experienced Juvenile Defense Firm. We make sure the juveniles rights are protected at all times. We work hard to ensure that any sentencing imposed is fair. We work directly with the Juveniles to prepare them for Court, meeting with the Department of Family Services, and successfully completing any requirements ordered by the Court.

Juvenile Delinquency

Rights of Juveniles:
  • The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that juveniles have many of the constitutional due process rights afforded adult defendants: the right to counsel, the right to notice of the charges against them, the right to confront and cross-examine witnesses, and the right against self-incrimination. In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967).
  • Juveniles have the right not to incriminate themselves.
  • Wyoming law requires that juveniles, and their parents, guardian or custodian, be advised by the Court of their right to be represented by counsel at every state of the proceedings.
Do I Really Need an Attorney?
  • Juveniles facing delinquency proceedings should understand that IF a child is found to be delinquent, there are serious consequences. A delinquent child may be removed from the home--placed in foster care, treatment facilities, or even Girls/Boys School.
  • If a Delinquency petition has been filed against a juvenile, it is important to obtain an experienced Juvenile Defense Attorney.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Link to Wyoming Juvenile Court Handbook

Child Abuse And Neglect

  • Important information concerning the Wyoming Children's Justice Project, in addition to the "Handbook for Parents, Guardians and Custodians on Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings; Wyoming Juvenile Court" can be found by clicking on this link:
    Link to Wyoming Children's Justice Project