Juvenile crime should not be taken lightly. A seemingly youthful mistake becomes magnified if your teenager or child is arrested for underage crimes. While the offense may seem straightforward at first glance, these cases can actually be quite complicated. Juvenile crimes are similar or the same as those for adults but the penalties, procedures and the goals of Juvenile Court are quite different. At Evergreen Defenders, we understand that these serious criminal matters affect the futures of our area youth and we work hard to protect their rights.