utah Juvenile Defense Lawyer


Children and teenagers who have been accused of a criminal or state offense can receive aid with confidence from Dennis and Richard, who practices juvenile law. Our juvenile criminal defense lawyers truly care about child welfare cases and will put forth a vigorous effort when defending a juvenile’s rights. Visit our law firm, Pawelek and Gale, if you need help with juvenile law cases in Provo, Utah.

Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile law is for individuals who are not old enough to be responsible for their crime, usually those under the age of 18. The juvenile can be accused of either a criminal act or a state offense. Some common forms of state offense include truancy, running away, disobedience of reasonable parental controls, or the purchase of tobacco, alcohol, or pornography. Other areas juvenile law can cover include underage drinking and smoking, teen pregnancy, abortion laws, marital consent, sexual abuse, and the emancipation of a minor. Delinquency cases may result in driver license privileges being revoked, detention, or fines. In juvenile delinquency cases, a seasoned attorney is needed to investigate whether police followed proper constitutional procedures.

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Child Welfare Cases

Dennis Pawelek is an expert in assisting in child welfare cases. In these cases, the State of Utah and DCFS (Division of Child and Family Services) are involved with parents and their children. Child welfare cases can result in children being removed from the home or in-house supervision type cases. A traumatizing and stressful experience for any child or parent. For this type of case, you need an attorney who understands the reunification process and can advise parents involved with DCFS for the best possible outcome. If DCFS is involved with your family, many aspects will need to be properly handled procedurally, and the process can become complex; Dennis Pawelek has the knowledge and experience to protect your family.

Dennis Pawelek is an amazing juvenile attorney! He helped our daughter stay out of jail on a possession of a controlled substance and arranged it to where it will not stay on her record forever. It was clear he knew the system, how to deal with the prosecutor and the judge. He gave us great legal advice, how to be strategic and got a great resolution on our daughter’s case. He always called back when we had questions and was really responsive. He really put us at ease and was extremely professional. We would never hire anyone else.

– Jeff P.

Choose Pawelek & Gale

Our criminal defense lawyer in Provo, Utah, has had family go through the criminal justice system, so he understands how difficult and confusing it can be for those unfamiliar with it. Mr. Dennis Pawelek will work with juveniles through the legal process, helping them to understand the court system and defending them through it. Because of their young age, juveniles are usually sentenced to rehabilitation rather than a penalty an adult might receive.