If your child or a juvenile you care about is facing criminal charges, this is an important time to speak with an experienced juvenile criminal defense attorney. Juvenile crimes have serious consequences, including transfer to adult court, and juvenile detention.
Often, the difference between jail time and being allowed to stay at home and in school is based on early intervention with the police, the prosecutors and the school system. For example, in some cases a criminal defense attorney experienced with juvenile crime can work out an agreement with the victim before formal charges are filed. In other cases, proactively working with the prosecutor can result in charges being set aside based on certain actions and activities by the juvenile, the family and school system.
If charges are brought and the juvenile is convicted, there are still alternatives, including probation, alternative school environments and community-based programs, residential treatment centers and psychiatric facilities.
However, you want to get a lawyer involved as soon as possible. This is the time to engage an attorney who has significant experience with defending juvenile crimes and knows the ins-and-outs of the system, and what alternatives are available. Juvenile criminal defense is a niche area of the law, and it’s not the time to leave the matter to a general family law or corporate law attorney.
Don’t put your child’s future at risk. Contact Virginia Beach juvenile criminal defense attorney Jerrell R. Johnson at JRLaw PLC and get an experienced lawyer on your side as soon as possible. The call is free, (757) 447-0080.
Since becoming an attorney, Jerrell has focused a significant part of his practice on representing juveniles and their families in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and other Hampton Roads cities. Because of his experience with juvenile criminal defense, he routinely represents high profile student athletes, children of attorneys and police officers, because they know it requires specialized knowledge to get the best possible results. Learn more…