Juvenile Criminal Defense

Virginia Beach Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney

When Your Child Is in Trouble, Your Family Deserves the Skilled Representation of a Juvenile Crime Lawyer.

Has your child committed a juvenile criminal offense? Whether he or she is charged with shoplifting, driving under the influence (DUI) or other major offense, the team of lawyers at JRLaw, PLC can provide the skilled and compassionate defense you and your family need.

Before becoming an attorney, Jerrell Johnson served as a Virginia Beach police officer for more than 15 years and is backed by a decade of legal experience practicing in Virginia Beach. For much of that time, Jerrell specialized in juvenile crime, dealing with juvenile intake, probation officers, school administration and the prosecuting attorneys assigned to those crimes.

Jerrell and the JRLaw, PLC team are uniquely qualified to represent your child – they know the system intimately and are keenly aware of the emotional and psychological damage that being sent to a juvenile detention center can have on your child’s well-being… and yours.

We accept cases throughout Virginia Beach, including the areas of Newport, Hampton, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Norfolk and Poquoson. Contact us for your free consultation.

Juvenile Crime Penalties

The penalty for a juvenile crime can include probation, community service, and/or rehabilitative treatment. For more serious crimes the judge may send your child to a Juvenile Correction Center or a privately-operated residential facility to serve a sentence.

If your child is in custody for a serious crime, whether it’s underage possession of alcohol, a DUI, assault, theft, shoplifting or a drug-related crime, it is critical to work with an attorney who can properly counsel you and help you prepare for the process of defending the case.

Start your child on the best possible path toward adulthood; ideally with a clean record. It’s what you want. So do we.

Contact JRLaw, PLC online or give us a call at (757) 447-0080.

Additional Juvenile Criminal Defense Information

  • When is a Juvenile Tried as an Adult in Virginia?
  • Alternatives to Being Locked Up
  • What is the Difference Between a Bond Hearing and Detention Hearing for Juveniles?
  • What happens to a Juvenile Court Record Once the Minor Turns 18?
  • Texting-related crimes and criminal charges
  • Do Scared Straight Juvenile Programs Work?

Why Hire JRLaw, PLC for Juvenile Criminal Defense?

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…

Proven Track Record

Dedicated to Obtaining the Best Possible Outcome
  • Traffic Violations Hampton District: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving
  • Felony Virginia Beach Juvenile: Domestic Assault
  • Felony Virginia Beach Juvenile: Domestic Assault & CPS case for Child Abuse
  • Felony Newport News District: Threaten to Harm and Curse and Abuse
  • Traffic Violations Northampton County: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving
  • Traffic Violations Sussex County: Reckless Driving
  • Norfolk District: Disorderly Conduct Dismissed
  • Misdemeanor Virginia Beach District: ASAP Show Cause
  • Misdemeanor Virginia Beach District: Class 1 Misdemeanor Animal Cruelty
  • Felony Virginia Beach District: Drunk in Public
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We Care About Our Clients

Read What Past Clients Had to Say About Us
  • Professional and Compassionate

    “I cannot thank Mr. Johnson enough for the support and care he put into defending my daughter. His representation kept an unfortunate incident from defining her future. He was able to put us at ease ...”

    - Client
  • Just What I Needed!!!

    “Mr. Johnson really came through for me in a time of crisis!! Not only was he meticulous with the details of my case, he was quick to offer his full support in helping me to gather exactly what I ...”

    - Client
  • Hire Mr. Johnson

    “HIRE MR. JOHNSON. You will be grateful that you did should you find yourself in a position that requires a defense attorney. I was 100% satisfied with my experience with him. From first contact, he ...”

    - Misty
  • Will definitely use him again

    “We needed a simple expungement for a non-prosecuted charge and Mr. Johnson did it quickly (as much as possible) and at a reasonable price. Will definitely use him again if needed.”

    - William
  • Excellent Attorney

    “I almost lost hope when I was falsely accused of shoplifting at a JC Penney store in Virginia Beach. After spending time, money and stress with a previous attorney who told me to plead guilty to a ...”

    - Client
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