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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Mr. Kins is at the top of the game when it comes to his craft. He will fight for you all the way to the end and get you the best deal. He stands off in the courtroom above all the other lawyers. He did an amazing job for me in my case and you will be going the wrong way if you don’t choose him for your case.


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 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 could not have asked for a better outcome with a committed lawyer. I would highly recommend Randall Kins to those who need the right representation. Thanks again Randall for the great job you have done.


I am a retired college professor who ran into some legal issues late in life. I searched for and hoped to find a professional attorney, someone who is intelligent and knowledgable. The best thing I did was hire Randall Kins. He was not only intelligent and knowledgable, but he was well-versed in laws and courts and a nice, congenial attorney. I had two cases that Randall covered and both ended up very positively. I am in awe of someone who can maneuver their way through laws and the courts. Randall showed that he is well-trained and respectful. At every step, he was open and helpful and always kept me well-informed. My cases were somewhat unique and Randall waded through both of them. For neither case did I have to serve time in jail and it was because of Randall's skills and training and pure professionalism. I would encourage anyone to hire Randall. He is the real deal.


Mr. Sheridan knows his business well, very well. He fought like a pit bull to remove charges and shot holes thru a very shady officer's defense. We walked away with 1 yr probation. Thank You Sir for all you do!


Mr. Kins was a fantastic attorney! I lived quite a distance from his office so most of the initial conversations were by phone which worked out wonderful for me since I requested it. Mr. Kins truly cared about me and my case and responded to all my phone calls no matter what time I called him. For someone who has never been in any kind of trouble, I was truly grateful for Mr. Kins. He explained everything to me and got me the best possible outcome I could have asked for. If anyone needs an attorney that will take a personal interest in your case and do the very best he can for you I highly suggest you hire Mr. Kins.


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!


I hired Attorney Randall Kins for a criminal matter involving a Felony. Not only did Attorney Kins handle this matter in my favor but did without even a court appearance from me. He was upfront from the start and remained very professional throughout. Thank you Attorney Kins.


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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