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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Randall was awesome, he listened to me, then he carefuly guided me to making very helpful decisions. All I can say is thank you, Randall, me and my family thank you.


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.


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.


One year ago today, l stepped over a line l thought l would never cross again. It would have been a much, much worse experience without the help, expertise, and guidance provided by Jeff Sheridan and the team at Sheridan & Dulas. Where there was hopelessness, Jeff provided hope. Where there was embarrassment and guilt, Jeff was nonjudgmental and without bias. Where there was fear of the unknown, Jeff provided a calming presence. Where there was a lack of know-how and knowledge on my part, Jeff provided the requisite skill and expertise to navigate the complexities of our legal and judicial system. Where there was great stress and feelings of foreboding, he helped to alleviate that strain. Jeff gave me back a normal life.

Nicole S.

Immediately after I was involved in a DWI incident I contacted Mr. Kins. During a free consultation, he actively listened to my story and made me feel comfortable. I hired him immediately and he continued to be a great resource and trusted attorney.


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!


Randall listened to my case, gave me honest feedback, and helped me along the way. I was charged with a domestic, got the charged down to a misdemeanor and a minimal fine. The charge will also be removed after a year. Randall does an excellent job in negotiations in the courtroom. Is demeanor makes him a winner! Thanks Randall for all of your hard work and communication. Would highly recommend.


Randall was professional and got better results than I anticipated! He has his client's best interests at heart and works hard to achieve outstanding results.

Brian J.

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


I met with Randall due to my 3rd Degree DWI charge. I was shaken, I was scared (because who wouldn't be). He made me feel at ease. He was very informative on how a DWI case goes, there are 2 cases to be fought out. When I told my peers about that, they were surprised because they didn't even know there were 2 sides to a DWI charge. He will fight tooth and nail to get every piece of evidence, study all that is given to him and make sure that you are satisfied with the outcome. I would just like to say that the outcome that I received on my case is the best that I could have ever hoped for. It went from a 3rd Degree DWI down to Careless Driving. I won my case with a lesser charge and I am truly happy about it. All this could not have been possible without the knowledge, trust, and hard work that Randall did for me.

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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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