Criminal attorney, Julia Baginski is knowledgeable of the juvenile justice system and enjoys working with children. When a juvenile is arrested or charged with a crime, his or her case will be handled in delinquency court unless the child is referred to adult criminal court. Delinquency court has special rules, and the department of Juvenile Justice is heavily involved in the court process. Additionally, delinquency matters are considered highly sensitive and are not transmitted to a public record by the departments or agencies involved. Many times, in the instance of a first arrest, a juvenile case can be diverted to avoid going to court and avoid ultimately being sentenced. It is important for the child to consult with an attorney as soon as possible after a juvenile is arrested. If you want to learn more about juvenile law, take the time to reach out to a criminal attorney.