A young client of ours was struggling with mental health and anger problems. During a fit of rage, he threw items and his parents and was subsequently charged with the crime of Battery
Feller Law sat down with the juvenile and parents and took the time to get know them. After a long talk, it became clear that juvenile would benefit from treatment and not punishment. Although it took some time, we were able to convince the juvenile that treatment would be in his best interest. Next, we were able to convince the prosecutor that upon successful completion of treatment, that the State would dismiss the juvenile's criminal charges. Although the juvenile initially struggled with the plan, we remained patient and continued to push for the juvenile to keep going. In the end, the juvenile completed his treatment, developed a better relationship with their parents, and the Battery charges were dismissed, avoiding negative long-term consequences for the juvenile's future.