Edmonds Juvenile Crime Attorney

Consequences of a Juvenile Crime Arrest

At Johanson Law Group, Inc., I understand how stressful it can be to learn that your child has been arrested and charged with a juvenile offense. Your feelings of concern over your child's future are justified-the final outcome of this situation has the potential to determine the course of your child's life for many years to come. A conviction or adjudication of delinquency could disqualify your child for scholarships or admission to a university, and could possibly cause significant problems in finding employment, in addition to the loss of self-esteem that often comes with being involved in the criminal justice system. Get in touch with an accomplished Edmonds juvenile crime lawer immediately to discuss your options.

Depending on the severity of the offense, your child may be tried either as a juvenile or an adult. Many cases that are heard in juvenile court will proceed to probation, though there is the possibility of a lengthy detention following an adjudication of delinquency. The local juvenile court offers a variety of diversion programs for juveniles, including shoplifting prevention classes for theft crime offenders, anger management clinics for those who have committed violent crimes, and drug prevention education for drug crime offenders. The case may be referred to a Community Accountability Board (CAB), which receives a copy of the police report and works with the family to choose a penalty for the offense.

Former Prosecutor Defending Your Child's Future

Whether your child has been charged with underage DUI or a sex crime, you can find the help and guidance you need at this difficult time by coming to my firm. I have twenty-four years of experience, with a track record that includes serving as a prosecutor and fighting for the rights of the accused as an Edmonds criminal defense attorney. There is too much at stake for your child's future to take any chances with this situation. Fill out the free case evaluation form now so that I can begin work on the defense today.

If your child has been arrested and you want experienced legal representation to fight the charges, contact an Edmonds juvenile crime lawyer from my firm today.