Missouri has special courts for juvenile offenders as well as a special process. Juvenile courts have much flexibility and discretion in how it handles a particular case. Even juvenile cases can result in detention and some sex cases can land a juvenile on the adult sex offender registry.
Juvenile court can also feel like the defendant is being teamed up on. There are various offices represented by the State and defense counsel often has to deal with a multi-faceted assault on the defendant.
Experience matters in all criminal cases, but particularly so in juvenile court.
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