How long will my child be on probation as a juvenile in Pennsylvania? VIDEO

The length of time that a juvenile will be on probation in Pennsylvania will vary. The goal of the juvenile justice system in Pennsylvania is to treat, rehabilitate and supervise the juvenile offender to make certain that they get to a point where they could succeed and continue forward in life in a positive manner. The juvenile court through the probation department, the probation officer would be supervising the juvenile offender would be checking up on him or her to make certain that they're listening to their parents at home, listening to their family at home, going to school every day, doing as well as possible in school, staying out of further trouble, whatever conditions may be imposed as part of probation that the conditions are being completed.

Generally speaking, a rule of thumb is that probation will last for approximately six months. If a juvenile is doing well, the case, it would not be unreasonable for the case to be discharged at that time. In some instances, in the cases of deferred adjudication say in Philadelphia, for example, it may be as short as two to three months. If a juvenile is adjudicated delinquent and they require a higher level of supervision, the probation can last longer. It can last for longer than a year.

If they're going to be placed in the residential treatment facility, a structured school setting, for example, it could last a year, a year and a half. Having an experienced juvenile defense attorney will help you best understand and navigate the juvenile process and they should be involved from as early as possible in the case.

Contact Us Today!

footer-2.jpg

Attorney Joseph D. Lento has more than a decade of experience successfully resolving clients' criminal charges in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania counties. If you are having any uncertainties about what the future may hold for you or a loved one, contact the Lento Law Firm today! Criminal defense attorney Joseph D. Lento will go above and beyond the needs of any client, and will fight until the final bell rings.

This website was created only for general information purposes. It is not intended to be construed as legal advice for any situation. Only a direct consultation with a licensed Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York attorney can provide you with formal legal counsel based on the unique details surrounding your situation. The pages on this website may contain links and contact information for third party organizations – the Lento Law Firm does not necessarily endorse these organizations nor the materials contained on their website.  In Pennsylvania, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout Pennsylvania's 67 counties, including, but not limited to Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Berks, Lancaster, Lehigh, and Northampton County.  In New Jersey, attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New Jersey's 21 counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren County,  In New York, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New York's 62 counties.  Outside of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, unless attorney Joseph D. Lento is admitted pro hac vice if needed, his assistance may not constitute legal advice or the practice of law.  The decision to hire an attorney in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania counties, New Jersey, New York, or nationwide should not be made solely on the strength of an advertisement. We invite you to contact the Lento Law Firm directly to inquire about our specific qualifications and experience. Communicating with the Lento Law Firm by email, phone, or fax does not create an attorney-client relationship.  The Lento Law Firm will serve as your official legal counsel upon a formal agreement from both parties. Any information sent to the Lento Law Firm before an attorney-client relationship is made is done on a non-confidential basis.

Menu