Juveniles and Massachusetts Criminal Law 

Has your son or daughter been arrested and charged with a crime? We understand what’s at stake and stand by your child, fighting to protect their rights and future. Put our experience with juvenile criminal cases to work for your child today. Call or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation.


Whenever a minor is arrested and charged with a crime, the job of their defense lawyer is to do everything to ensure their rights are protected and respected in the juvenile court, and to minimize the consequences of that arrest and its impact on their future. Don’t be fooled by thinking that juvenile charges are minor. Charges can lead to a juvenile being tried as an adult (a “Youthful Offender”) and many juvenile dispositions or convictions have lifelong adverse consequences.

At Ryan Faenza Cataldo, LLC, we offer experienced and effective defense representation to juveniles in Norfolk County and the surrounding areas of eastern Massachusetts. We can help if your child has been charged with a crime such as:

  • Underage drinking
  • Teenage drinking and driving
  • Drug violations
  • Shoplifting and petty theft crimes
  • Gang-related offenses
  • Felony theft
  • Property crimes, vandalism
  • Sex offenses, date rape
  • Assaults

We can also help with:

School Disciplinary Hearings

In addition to handling criminal charges, our attorneys represent juveniles in school disciplinary matters. This is important because in Massachusetts a juvenile convicted of a felony can be expelled from the public school they attend, and denied admission to any others as well.

Juvenile crime is serious as are the consequences of conviction.

To speak with an attorney who can help your son or daughter avoid that — call our Franklin, Massachusetts, offices at 508-528-2400. Please feel free to contact us online as well.

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