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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 you have questions about appealing a juvenile court decision, contact one of our attorneys at (203) 221-3100.

Appealing a Decision in Juvenile Court

When a child is found guilty in juvenile court and they believe the judge made a mistake, the child and their attorney can appeal the decision and request that the case be reviewed by a new set of judges. There are two courts that handle appeals in the state of Connecticut: the Appellate Court and the Supreme Court. In their appeal, the child’s attorney may argue that the judge made a legal error or did not have enough evidence to prove the child’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The process of appealing a case may take longer than the child’s actual sentence, so it is best for the child speak to their attorney before making the decision to appeal.

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

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