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IllinoisJuvenile Defense Lawyers in LaSalle County, Illinois

In the juvenile justice system in LaSalle County, Illinois, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around LaSalle County, Illinois, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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William Surin

William Surin
Armstrong & Surin Law Office
724 Columbus St
Ottawa, IL 61350
Licensed for 41 years, William Surin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Ryan Hamer

Ryan Hamer
Kuleck & Hamer
403 W. Norris Dr.
Ottawa, IL 61350
Licensed for 17 years, Ryan Hamer is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended Northern Illinois University Col... read more >

George Mueller

George Mueller
George Mueller, P.C.
609 E Etna Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350
George Mueller is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Verlin R Meinz

Verlin R Meinz
State Appellate Defender
1100 Columbus ST
Ottawa, IL 61350
Verlin R Meinz is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

IADCL seeks to preserve fairness in the criminal justice system and to educate the public and attorneys.


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