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Juvenile Delinquency & Youthful Offender Cases

Juvenile Delinquency cases are criminal cases where the offender is under the age of seventeen. Juveniles face the same types of penalties that adults do – the system just gives some of those penalties different names. Juveniles found “delinquent” (guilty) can be fined, placed on probation, given suspended sentences, or given committed sentences. A juvenile who is committed is sent to a “secure facility” within the Department of Youth Services. Make no mistake about it, a “secure facility” is a jail with locked doors and bars on the windows.

Juveniles who commit serious felonies involving serious harm or the threat of serious harm to others can be prosecuted as “youthful offenders”. Once the Juvenile Court determines that a juvenile is a youthful offender the court proceedings become public and the juvenile can be sentenced as if he/she were an adult. This can include a full adult state prison sentence.

2009 saw a spike in serious juvenile/youthful offender crime particularly in the Lowell and Lawrence areas. Attorney Lewin just finished a forcible rape case in Lowell Juvenile Court where a fifteen year old boy was accused of raping a five year old girl. The case was not a triable case as the boy had given a firm written detailed confession. The victim’s family asked the Judge to impose a lengthy adult prison sentence; the District Attorney asked for a committed sentence. With the assistance of two very favorable psychological evaluations and reports Attorney Lewin was able to convince the Judge to impose probation with no sex offender registration. 2009 also saw two successfully defended gun cases in Lowell Juvenile Court by Attorney Lewin and he is presently defending a 16 year old high school student on a charge of Attempted Murder by Strangulation in Lawrence Juvenile Court.

Make no mistake about it, juvenile cases can be serious and require the same level of attention and skill and effort that any adult criminal case requires.

Notable Cases

Client Reviews

I had an outstanding warrant from 2007 and in one court appearance he was able to get the warrant canceled and the case dismissed.


We lived in another state hundred of miles away when we received the dreaded call our son was in trouble. We found Bob Lewin by divine intervention. He promised me that he would treat our son like one of his own sons and that we would be happy with the outcome. He is an amazing attorney. He is...


Attorney Lewin did an excellent job helping us with a clerk magistrate appearance. He was very thorough in informing us and providing updates throughout the entire process. He was always very responsive to and helpful with our questions. The outcome was very favorable. If the need should arise we...


I highly recommend Attorney Lewin for all criminal proceedings. I was charged with identity fraud and credit card fraud and at the end my case received a VERY favorable disposition which allowed me to retain my no guilty plea without admission. At the beginning I was afraid and confused of what may...


Mr. Lewin you are the best lawyer I ever met.You are the star. It was a pleasure for me to have a lawyer with such of high standards, and social class like you represent me in this case, and to meet you in person it was an incredible inspirational experience ; To see how dedicated and professional...


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