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Juvenile Crimes Knowing the other side of the courtroom is a distinct advantage. Learn how Attorney Johanson can put his unique experience to work for you!

Edmonds Juvenile Crime Attorney

Defending Against Juvenile Crimes in Washington

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 lawyer 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.

Juvenile Justice System in Washington

Dealing with a juvenile crime arrest can be overwhelming and confusing, especially if it's your first time navigating the legal system. At Johanson Law Group, Inc., we understand the unique challenges that juveniles and their families face when dealing with the legal consequences of a crime.

Our experienced Edmonds juvenile crime attorneys are well-versed in the intricacies of the juvenile justice system. We can guide you through the entire process, ensuring that you and your child understand your rights and options every step of the way.

Key aspects of the juvenile justice system include:

  • Juvenile Court Proceedings: Unlike adult criminal court, the juvenile court focuses on rehabilitation rather than punishment. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing juveniles in court and can effectively advocate for your child's best interests.
  • Alternative Sentencing Options: Depending on the circumstances, there may be alternative sentencing options available for juveniles, such as diversion programs or community service. Our attorneys can explore these options and work towards the most favorable outcome for your child.
  • Sealing Juvenile Records: Juvenile records are not automatically sealed and can have long-lasting consequences for your child's future. Our attorneys can help you understand the process of sealing records and guide you through the necessary steps to protect your child's reputation.

At Johanson Law Group, Inc., we are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation for juveniles and their families. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you navigate the complexities of the juvenile justice system.

Contact our Juvenile Crimes Lawyer in Edmonds Today

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. 

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  • DUI - Reduced Charges
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