In Rochester and throughout New York State, it is not unusual for teens to be arrested and find themselves facing allegations of criminal wrongdoing. In some cases, they are caught up in an incident and are wrongfully accused. In others, they might have made a mistake. Regardless of the circumstances, an arrest - even if it is for juvenile crimes and the alleged perpetrators are under 18 - can have long-term consequences on the person's life. In these cases, it is important for them and their parents to understand the critical nature of having a strong legal defense.