All children have rights in court, including the presumption of innocence and the right to go to a trial.  A prosecutor will handle the prosecution of the case against the child and a judge will hear the evidence against the child. The child has a right to a lawyer, a right to testify and a right to call witnesses. It is critical that a youth is given an opportunity to build a relationship with a lawyer who will do everything possible to ensure the child understands as best they can and protects the child like their own. A criminal or family court lawyer who handles these types of cases can conduct the trial or negotiate a settlement on behalf of the child.