Juvenile Defense Lawyers Serving Providence & Rhode Island
Protecting Families & Children
Over the course of the last 30 years, lawyer Timothy J. Conlon has represented juveniles before the Rhode Island Family Court in cases ranging from truancy and disobedience to arson and murder. He is familiar with the juvenile justice system and the challenges that minors and parents face. He also understands that your child needs help, not incarceration. Talk to our team of Providence juvenile defense attorneys at TJC • ESQ to learn more about how we can help.
Understanding Juvenile Courts
Juvenile justice is unlike traditional criminal defense. In Family Court, the system is there to assist the child and the family by responding to the difficulties the child is facing, as well as the child’s misunderstandings.
Juvenile cases often arise in the context of other issues relating to the child and the family, including:
- Substance abuse
- Sexual activity with minors
Indeed, it has been our experience that many young people who become involved in crimes or acts of juvenile delinquency have serious problems that underlie their behavior. Many do not receive adequate supervision, and some have been victims of neglect and abuse. In a few instances, we have seen juveniles abused by care providers in group home settings. These experiences during childhood have devastating physical and emotional effects that can last a lifetime.
The focus of our practice is protecting the rights of children and families. Our extensive experience as accomplished child advocates makes us uniquely qualified to assist young people who have come into contact with the legal system. Our goal is to serve in the best interests of our juvenile clients, protecting their legal rights, and obtaining the help that they need to get their lives on track.
Contact Us for Help Protecting Your Child’s Future
If you wish to learn how we can assist you or your child in connection with a juvenile matter, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. We can put our 30+ years of experience to help your child get the help he or she needs.
TJC • ESQ is now a part of Burns & Levinson, one of the largest and most respected family law firms in the nation. Learn more.