Juvenile Defense

As parents, it is our job to ensure that our children make it to adulthood with as many opportunities for success as possible. But when our children are arrested, charged, or convicted of criminal conduct, those opportunities narrow, and their chances of achieving the life we imagined for them quickly disappear.

At Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., our job is to help you preserve those future opportunities for your child. We want what you want – for your child to live a full life free of the constraints of a criminal record.

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Our Approach To Juvenile Representation

Over the years, our law firm has built a reputation for taking difficult criminal cases to trial. We don’t plead clients guilty at the first opportunity, and we are willing to go to court to give our clients the best fight possible.

Frequently the juvenile court system requires a softer, more nuanced touch than adult criminal court. The juvenile justice system in many counties is designed to give children the tools that they need to course-correct and find a path that is going to be constructive for their futures.

Many times in a juvenile proceeding what you need is an attorney who is willing to negotiate with the system to protect your child’s future and help put them on a healthy path despite whatever mistake brought them in to the system.

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How You Can Protect Your Child’s Future

In juvenile cases, the Court is focused more on rehabilitation than punishment. This is good news, as there are many ways that we can prevent a finding of guilt for a juvenile crime. The Court has the ability to set forth certain requirements your child must meet in order to avoid a criminal record. 

While this may sound promising, make no mistake about it – there is still a long road ahead. The Court may want your child to participate in what is called a “pro-social activity” that demonstrates productive activities within the community. They may require regular check-ins with a probation officer. They may randomly test your child for drug use.

Fortunately, we can help minimize these requirements.

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(I apologize in advance for my bad typing skills) This man was absolutely tremendous, I had a false OFP put against me from my ex-GF, she wanted to make me seem like a bad person and ruin my life where I would not see my kids for 2 years and it was an act of evil against me. I have never had a lawyer before and I took my chances with Randall Kins and prayed this was the lawyer to help me and he did tremendously. He was honest and respectful and professional to a T, he knew what to say and how to say it and had the face of a confident lawyer it really put my mind and heart at ease and my family to know he was that confident in the case and we WON, I get to keep my gun rights, see my kids with visitations and am no longer feeling down or depressed and I thank God for giving me a chance to meet an amazing man such as Randall Kins. Thank you so much Randall.


We hired Randall to handle our DUI case. It was a scary situation and he was an excellent guide throughout the long process. He was able to negotiate getting the license back while we waited for the final ruling which was very helpful. Randall negotiated with the prosecutor back and forth and was able to secure a deal we felt comfortable with and are very happy we didn't go through this alone as surely our outcome would have been MUCH less favorable. Randall also kept us updated along the way, he made himself available to clarify, explain and advise us at any time. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney, your best interests will be very well cared for.


I was unfairly charged with a domestic assault misdemeanor and I was really terrified. Attorney Randall took on my case and he was very transparent throughout each step. Knowing what to expect and what my options (good and bad) were was very helpful to me. Randall really advocated for me and even went further to ask other third parties involved to help prove my innocence. I will forever be grateful to him. If you are looking for someone who genuinely cares about your story and is willing to go the extra mile then please consider Randall to represent you. He is a real Shark and he is very persistent in ensuring the best interests of his clients.


After my positive experience with Mr. Sheridan and your firm, l have no hesitancy in recommending your services to others. I feel so fortunate that a kindly ER nurse steered me in your direction. l will forever be in your debt for all you have done to bring about a better than hoped for resolution to my case. If that nurse hadn’t referred me to your firm, l hesitate to think about how badly this could have played out.


Mr. Randall Kins is a straightforward, client-focused Attorney, he had my best interest from our first meeting. He told me play-by-play how my case would go during that same 1st meeting and it went exactly as he said. Any and all doubts, anxiety, and the burden of having an active case was lifted by a single meeting with Mr.Kins. I had my case dismissed, Mr.Kins delivered everything he promised during our first meeting. I highly recommend You retain Mr. Randall Kins as your attorney!


Was looking at a serious felony charge and my lawyer Randall Kins got it dropped down to a misdemeanor. I would not hesitate again to use him as my lawyer or as a recommendation for someone else. He handled the case professionally and never left me in the dark about my options.


I am a commercial truck driver. I was involved in an accident, in my personal vehicle, and cited for "following too close". Randall listen to my story and determined that another motorist had made a bad choice that had played a major role in the cause of the accident. He also found a statute that directly countered the violation I was being cited for. Because I have a commercial driver's license, the citation had to go to trial to have it removed from my record. Randall Kins handled the trial very professionally. He countered maneuvers by the prosecution and executed several measures that advanced and strengthen our case, and ultimately brought about the desired "Not Guilty" verdict I needed to maintain my driving record. In a system that is becoming increasingly difficult for professional drivers to get a fair "shake" in... I would definitely recommend Randall Kins of Sheridan and Dulas to argue in your behalf.

Brian J.

Very talented. If you’re facing serious charges you need to be very well represented. Jeff is tenacious.

Vanessa B.

They made a very difficult time for me as quick and as painless as possible.


Randall was extremely helpful regarding my DUI case. I had no idea how to precede or what to expect as this was my first offense. He gave great advice regarding my case and he never rushed anything and kept me updated along the way throughout the long process. He was able to negotiate to get my license back while we waited for the final ruling which was very helpful. I had a great outcome on my case and would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.

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Where many other attorneys may take an aggressive approach that hardens the prosecution against your child, our attorneys will discuss the case with the prosecution and keep your child’s long term success at the forefront. We help the Court see them and all of their potential to achieve a resolution to your child’s case that is fair and provides the best possible chance of a clear criminal record.

If you have questions about your child’s case and would like to learn more about how our law firm can help, please contact us today. Call 651-686-8800 now to schedule an initial consultation.

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