Successful Appeal: Sexual Abuse Case

The Scenario: A family court judge had sentenced a 12-year-old boy to the maximum term for a juvenile felony offender: 18 months’ in “juvi.” That’s when his parents hired us.

The Results: First, we successfully moved to “stay” (suspend) the sentence pending appeal, and got the boy released to his family. Then on appeal, we got the charges reduced to a misdemeanor, and got him resentenced to an outpatient program, which he could attend while living at home, and continuing his schooling.