Juvenile Law

Trusted Advisors Serving Chicago's Western Suburbs

Having a child charged with a crime is a serious ordeal for any parent. Parents need a lawyer who will truly care about their child's future. They need a lawyer who will be both a close, trusted advisor and an aggressive advocate who will fight to protect their child now so that youthful mistakes will not last a lifetime.

In our juvenile law practice, we meet frequently with families to figure out the best possible course of action. We routinely work with the police, probation officers, and counselors to determine what is truly in the best interest of the minor who finds him or herself in juvenile court. Our lawyers can meet with you in a free initial consultation to discuss your situation and explain how we can help. Contact us to set up an appointment in our Naperville, Illinois, law offices.

About Juvenile Law

Minors can be charged with any offense that an adult can be charged with in the adult courts. However, juvenile law is conducted in an entirely different system, with different punishments and procedures. It is important to hire an attorney who has experience in the juvenile system.

Some of the more common offenses in juvenile courts are:

  • Alcohol-related crimes: underage consumption and/or possession
  • Drug charges
  • Burglary of cars, houses
  • Sex offenses such as criminal sexual abuse
  • Shoplifting
  • Battery

Our lawyers are personally invested in preventing juvenile crime before it starts. Robert A. Heap has addressed junior high school classes and drug awareness programs (including D.A.R.E.), educating them about important aspects of juvenile law.

Contact Us

To speak with one of our lawyers about any juvenile law matter in Illinois, call Kuhn, Heap & Monson at 630-848-9568 and set up a free consultation. You can also email us through our contact page. We reply to all correspondence quickly.