Juvenile Defense

Juvenile Defense

A phone call from the police department about a child is a parent’s worst nightmare.  As parents, our first instinct is to protect our children.  Unfortunately for most parents, they cannot always protect their children from criminal accusations made by the government.  I have represented many of our community’s children from such accusations.  As a juvenile defense lawyer, I have handled many cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to more serious cases in which the government has sought to prosecute a juvenile as an adult.

If a child is innocent of the government’s accusations, it is important for that child to have an experienced juvenile law attorney to be that child’s voice.  On the flip side, there are times where children have engaged in delinquent conduct.  These children need an attorney to advocate for services that the juvenile justice system can provide these children in order to rehabilitate them. It is important to minimize the damage done to a child’s criminal record.  On many occasions, I have also sealed juvenile records.  This is beneficial when a juvenile begins the college admissions process or tries to gain employment.

Areas of Juvenile Law Practice

  • CAPITAL MURDER AND MURDER
  • AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT AND INDECENCY
  • INJURY TO CHILDREN, ELDERLY OR DISABLED
  • CYBER CRIMES
  • DRUG CASES (MARIJUANA, SPICE, COCAINE, ECSTASY, METHAMPHETAMINE, ETC.)
  • ALCOHOL RELATED OFFENSES
  • SIMPLE ASSAULT, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND FAMILY VIOLENCE
  • THEFT
  • ROBBERY
  • BURGLARY (HABITATION, BUILDING AND VEHICLE)
  • WEAPONS CHARGES
  • ANIMAL CRUELTY
  • CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
  • GRAFFITI
  • CRIMINAL TRESPASS
  • SCHOOL TRUANCY
  • CASES WHERE THE STATE IS SEEKING A DETERMINATE SENTENCE
  • CASES WHERE THE STATE IS SEEKING TO CERTIFY THE JUVENILE AS AN ADULT
  • ALL MISDEMEANORS
  • ALL FELONIES
  • PROBATION MODIFICATION
  • SEALING JUVENILE CRIMINAL RECORDS