Informal Adjustment: Avoiding Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings
For certain less serious juvenile crimes, it may be possible to avoid juvenile delinquency proceedings by entering into an Informal Adjustment Agreement. This is an agreement that must be approved by all parties and can resolve the case without formal court proceedings. Informal adjustment usually requires the child to complete certain obligations, such as community service or counseling, within a certain period of time. The early involvement of an experienced juvenile delinquency defense attorney can help in seeking informal adjustment.