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Defending Juvenile Delinquency Petitions in Illinois

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Produced on June 03, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Criminal Family & Matrimonial

Course Description

The juvenile court system is designed to address minors who have allegedly committed criminal offenses. Unlike the adult criminal system, juvenile court primarily focuses on remediation and rehabilitation rather than punishment. Juvenile court proceedings are tightly governed by statute and at times can feature the input of many different voices - parents, probation officers, and a unique judicial role.

This course, presented by Chuck Rohde from the Wheaton, Illinois firm of Rohde & Infelise, will provide an overview of the juvenile delinquent process in juvenile court and to discuss important strategies in representing minor clients in Illinois Juvenile Courts.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the differences between adult and juvenile courts in order, including the legal concepts particular to juvenile courts
  2. Discuss the alternative routes to a juvenile court prosecution including diversion programs, station adjustments, and pre-adjudication remedies
  3. Analyze the evidentiary aspects of juvenile cases and motion practice designed to suppress evidence in juvenile cases
  4. Identify post-sentencing issues when a minor has been placed on supervision or probation and is being monitored by the court through probation services

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Charles Rohde

Rohde & Infelise, P.C.

Charles (Chuck) Rohde has more than twenty years of criminal trial experience. A graduate of The College of William and Mary, Chuck Rohde earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Richmond School of Law in Virginia. In 1995, he was admitted to the Illinois Bar and began his career as a prosecutor in DuPage County where he was awarded Misdemeanor Assistant of the Year. In 1999 he entered private practice with a concentration in criminal defense work and juvenile law.

Chuck Rohde has successfully defended hundreds of cases ranging from felonies, including drug cases, felony DUIs, thefts and aggravated batteries to misdemeanors, including DUIs, and juvenile delinquency cases. He regularly handles DCFS neglect and abuse cases.

Chuck Rohde is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and also served as the Chair of the DCFS Children's Justice Task Force for the State of Illinois.


Gary D.

A great refresher for juvenile court practice. Particularly beneficial since it is Illinois specific.

Robin B.

Great speaker. Informative.

Kimberly C.

Really enjoyed this presenter! Wish there were more lectures on juvenile court.

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