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Juvenile Crimes

The Farmington Hills and Metro Detroit Juvenile Crimes Defense Attorney with a Record for Protecting Your Children

When a child is charged with a crime, he or she is in a particularly vulnerable situation. During developmental periods, adolescents frequently make mistakes that they regret in the long run. Their future must not be destroyed based on one mistake or one wrong decision.

If your child has been charged with a juvenile crime, it is crucial to recognize that a juvenile criminal record is just as permanent as an adult record. Further, juvenile adjudication can be used against a person if they are ever charged with a crime as an adult. Having a juvenile charge dropped or reduced can eliminate a lifetime of suffering and hardship. The Law Offices of Raymond A. Cassar, P.L.C., are the experienced and compassionate trial attorneys in Farmington Hills and Metro Detroit that have been protecting children’s reputations and freedom for over 35 years.

If Your Child’s Future is On the Line, You Need a Legal Negotiator that is Dedicated to Fighting for Them


With the advent of smartphone technology and the widespread use of the internet by juveniles, our attorneys have seen a marked increase in child pornography charges issued against young clients. Michigan law prohibits the possession of pornographic images of a minor. Thus, a pornographic image shared between a girlfriend and boyfriend under the age of 18 can result in a felony. Further, sharing such a photo with others can increase the charge from possession of child pornography to the more severe charge of distribution.

Having worked on these issues for decades, our attorneys know how stressful they can be for parents. We will bring our aggressive approach to discovery and litigation to attack any weakness in the prosecution’s case. We will do everything possible to keep your child off the sex offender list, keep their record clean, and maintain all future opportunities open. We encourage you to reach out as soon as possible.

Another scenario becoming more common is the charge of possession of child pornography against a juvenile due to downloading images from the Internet or file-sharing programs. A young person who lacks the knowledge and impulse control of an adult likely does not think of the negative ramifications of viewing or possessing such images.

Frequently, law enforcement officials will monitor file-sharing sites and obtain the IP addresses of those sharing suspected child pornography. A search warrant is then issued, and criminal charges are filed based on what is found on the computer’s hard drive. These cases may also be charged on a federal level.

Don't Let These Common Juvenile Crimes Ruin Your Child's Life


There is a common subset of crimes that many underage Michigan residents are routinely charged with. Behaviors associated with growing up but not having the emotional maturity or life experience to make the right decisions often leave our children at risk.

At our firm, we continuously see children that have made a mistake and now face charges of:

  • Underage drinking (minor in possession)
  • Underage drug use
  • DUI (zero tolerance)
  • Sexting/distribution of child pornography
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Malicious destruction of property

Our Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys
Have Saved Countless Lives

  • He saved my future as medical student.
    Mr. Cassar was my attorney through the darkest and scariest time of my life. He was the light that got me through. Not only is he a great attorney, EVERYONE knows him and loves him. Judges respect him and other attorneys respect him with good reason; He’s honest and very knowledgeable. I hired him because other people I knew loved him. From the moment I met him I knew I was in good hands. Not only did he walk me through this whole mess, he recommended a health facility that got my whole life back on track. Mr. Cassar is not only the best attorney you could hire, he’s the only one should even consider hiring. He helped save my life and my future.
    He saved my future as medical student. God Bless Him.
    5 Star's Rating - Abby
  • Ray’s firm helped to save my life.
    When a good person does something bad they need a law firm that can help guide a client through the worst of times during the criminal process. Understanding the law is only part of the process, Ray’s firm understands the emotional impact the legal system has on a client and his/her family. Ray’s firm is very well equipped with experience to predict and manage outcomes during the criminal process. When in court I was very pleased that his peers highly respected his work, as that goes a long way when trying to build a solid defense case. Ray’s firm helped to save my life and for that I am forever grateful. 5 Star's Rating - Glen G.
  • Fantastic Lawyer and Amazing Person.
    I had never been through any legal process and Ray was incredible from the start. I was terrified to even tell him my situation and he was compassionate, kind and encouraging – always letting me know he was there for me and to help me. He has a phenomenal knowledge of the law. When I had to appear in court, he knew how to properly navigate me through the process and I was always prepared for what information was to come next. I had the best possible outcome and it’s all due to Raymond Cassar. 5 Star's Rating - Jennifer
  • I’ve personally experienced his results.
    Raymond Cassar, his staff, and his reputation really speak for themselves. I’ve personally experienced his results. The office’s makeup consists of incredibly bright individuals who go over and beyond any ordinary professional/legal obligation or standard of care. It is wise to have listed – Law Offices of Raymond Cassar, as the “attorney-of-record” when ANY judge in Metro-Detroit looks down at YOUR file in Court! 5 Star's Rating - Rob Z.
  • I am so deeply thankful.
    I am so deeply thankful for the steadfast guidance Ray and his staff had provided to our family. It is often thought that the profession of lawyers is less than noble.that is NOT the case with Ray. The person and compassion out first and foremost. The law can be complicated and Ray navigated us through it with dignity. If you are in need of legal guidance — and want to work with honest trustworthy professionals call on Ray and his staff. 5 Star's Rating - Deb D.

Contact Us Today

Time is critical when facing any criminal charge. To protect your rights and build the best case, you need the right team to help guide you through the legal hurdles set up to take your money, reputation, and freedom. Call us today, and we will help you fight back.

(248) 855-0911
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Minor in Possession of Alcohol Charges

While it may seem like a minor infraction, a minor in possession conviction can have severe consequences on your child's ability to live a full and productive life. Successful prosecution of a teen resulting in a misdemeanor can put at risk their ability to attend the college of their choice and affect their ability to seek meaningful employment. Do not let one mistake ruin your child’s future. Our team has had great success getting minor in possession of alcohol charges dropped or reduced. 

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