Can my child’s charges be reduced or dropped?

A juvenile’s charges can be dropped when the state lacks sufficient evidence to support probable cause for the alleged offenses, including when evidence is excluded from the state’s case because it was obtained in violation of a juvenile’s constitutional or civil rights.

Prosecutors might also be willing to negotiate a disposition on a juvenile’s charges that avoids harsher penalties like detention and instead focuses on sentencing provisions aimed at rehabilitating the child and steering them away from future criminal behavior.