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Boston Lawyers Defending Juveniles Against Criminal Charges

Boston Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Although the presumption is that anyone under the age of 18 will be prosecuted in juvenile court, young teenagers may instead be tried in adult court for certain serious crimes, if the Commonwealth elects to indict him or her as a so-called “Youthful Offender.”

At the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm, our Boston juvenile crimes defense attorneys’ main concern for our juvenile clients is for their future. Our juvenile clients are just starting out in life — the last thing they need is to be convicted of a crime as either a juvenile or in adult court. Many of our juvenile clients will be applying to colleges and jobs. Entries on their juvenile or adult criminal record could hurt their chances for placement and/or advancement in university or work. For example, among the consequences of a juvenile drug conviction is ineligibility for federal student aid for one year.

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We are top rated defense lawyers serving Massachusetts, who will provide you with the best representation you can obtain anywhere. With offices in Boston, Salem, and Dedham, we are here to help you. Call us for a FREE phone consult.

Dedicated Representation In All Juvenile Cases

We represent juveniles in all types of felony and misdemeanor cases, including:

  • Malicious destruction of property
  • Underage drinking
  • Disorderly person
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Disturbing the peace
  • DUI (called OUI in Massachusetts)
  • Minor transporting alcohol
  • Trespassing
  • Shoplifting
  • Larceny
  • Drug charges
  • Assault
  • Juvenile sex crimes
  • Murder

In the news recently, we have seen many headlines about a new phenomenon called “sexting,” or sending text messages or e-mails containing sexually explicit photographs of yourself or a friend. Believe it or not, some district attorney’s offices have begun considering prosecution of teenaged boys for “sexting” nude or semi-nude pictures of their girlfriends via their cellphones. The charge, distribution of child pornography, is a horrifying prospect for any juvenile to face. If you suspect that your son or daughter has been involved in such activity — and that his involvement may become known to the authorities — you should contact an experienced and qualified criminal defense attorney immediately.

Handling Both Criminal And Disciplinary Hearings

Our attorneys recognize that even if we succeed in achieving a satisfactory resolution to a criminal charge for our juvenile client, the client may still face disciplinary hearings in school. On occasion, we have appeared with our clients before the judicial affairs boards at Boston University, Northeastern University and Suffolk University. We have also dealt with many town and city school officials. Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm attorneys stand ready to handle all aspects of a juvenile’s case — and to work to ensure that the juvenile’s future still remains bright at the end of our representation.

Call For A Free Consultation With A Juvenile Crime Attorney

If your child is facing drug or other criminal charges, get experienced legal representation right away. Contact a lawyer online or call 617-297-9213 for a free phone consultation.


Client Testimonials

5 Star

In the most painful times in our lives–David, Greg and Lisa showed us their professional best–dignified, warm, gracious. David and his team will not let you down, you will be taken well care of and most importantly superbly and justly represented…
Barbara Lynch

Oh my goodness David is a miracle worker! Unbelievable results! David is so highly respected by attorneys and judges and prosecutors that he really makes an impact in court and presented our friend in the best possible light…

Jude Dasilva

Greg Johnson and David Yannetti are simply the best. After having two other attorneys on a case, I hired them and got results where others failed. They work hard for you and I highly recommend them!…

Vivian Trinh

If it was not for Mr. Yannetti I could have lost my career and opportunity to come back to USA again given that I am not a US citizen. Thank you Mr. Yannetti for all you did for me and my family. You and your office were truly there for me in my darkest hour…

Ajit Gupta

Greg Johnson is a charming attorney and seems to truly care about his client’s and the outcome of their case. If you ever need an experienced criminal defense Lawyer, Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm is the one to call!…


“I’ve got your back,” he told me early on. David did not disappoint. By showing up with David in the courtroom, I felt I’d made a clear statement of intent. The case was duly dropped…

James Brooks

Martindale-Hubbell | AV | Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence | 2020
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S. News | 2022
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