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When a child is accused of committing a crime, their academic career and future can be negatively impacted. As a parent, it is important to have a basic understanding of the youth justice system in Connecticut in the event that your child is involved in a crime. If your child has been sent to juvenile court in Connecticut, contact one of our attorneys at (203) 221-3100.

Guilty Verdicts in Juvenile Court

When a child is found guilty on their charges in juvenile court, the judge will move forward with sentencing. Typically a guilty plea or the occurrence of a trial will not impact the judge’s decision, but they may lead to harsher sentencing if the child is found guilty. The victim of the crime will be able to give their input and recommendations to the judge in regards to the child’s case, and this conversation may occur in a written letter, through a probation officer, or in the actual court. In order to make a determination, the judge will consider the totality of information brought to them by the victim, prosecutor, probation officer, and the child’s attorney.

Source: https://portal.ct.gov/ocpd/juvenile/juvenile/juvenile-frequently-asked-questions

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