If a minor in Ohio is facing criminal charges, it is essential for them and their family to seek the help of a Toledo juvenile crimes lawyer as soon as possible. These cases can differ significantly from adult criminal cases and may be handled by prosecutors who are not fully familiar with the juvenile justice system and due process. It is crucial to navigate these cases with care to ensure that the minor’s rights are protected.
Experienced Lucas County Juvenile Court Attorneys
At Patituce & Associates, we are experienced, proven Toledo criminal defense attorneys. We’re also parents. We understand what the stakes are in these cases not just for the accused, but for the family as a whole and the future of their child. That is why we treat these cases with the same diligence as any criminal case we handle and ensure that our clients are given the consideration they deserve under the law.
Mission & Goal of the Court
- Ensure fairness, equity, and access to justice to all children and families regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.
- Ensure Public Safety.
- Protect the Children of the Community.
- Preserve Families by Supporting Parents and Intervening only when it is in the Best Interest of the Child and/or the Community.
- Work with the Community to Develop and Enforce Standards of Responsible Behavior for Adults and Children.
- Ensure Balance Between Consequences and Rehabilitation while Holding Offenders Accountable for Their Actions.
The goal of the Juvenile Court is to ensure that the children and people who come before it receive the kind of care, protection, guidance, and treatment that will serve the best interest of the community and the best welfare of the child.
The Judges and staff have concern not only for resolving cases in Court but also for improving family life, personal relationships, education, and treatment for children, youth and families within the community.
Juvenile Divisions hear cases involving persons under 18 years of age, and cases dealing with unruly, abused, dependent, and neglected children.
They also have jurisdiction in adult cases involving paternity, child abuse, nonsupport, visitation, custody, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Address & Information
1801 Spielbusch Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604
M-F 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM