Even children can find themselves in trouble with the law. When this happens and a child is arrested, they enter the criminal justice system and may be referred to as a “juvenile delinquent.”
If your child is accused of a crime, not only is his life turned upside down, but so is yours. You’re worried about his future. About your family. Will he be found guilty, taken away from you, placed on probation, have a criminal record that will follow him past 18 and interfere with college, jobs, his entire future?
Often, there is no assistance. A juvenile probation officer calls you, but your child is not on probation. Maybe there is a public defender and maybe they are willing to speak with you, but maybe not. People seem to speak in code about adjudication, allegations, delinquency, detention, and restoration, but nobody seems to be willing to explain. In these situations, hiring a private attorney may be necessary.
Arizona’s Juvenile Court system is a unique world that is very different from adult court. In juvenile court an experienced juvenile delinquency attorney is a necessity.
A competent juvenile delinquency lawyer can help guide your child through the court process and protect your family. If your child is in jail or juvenile detention a juvenile delinquency lawyer can argue for release back home. The juvenile delinquency attorney also has the ability to go to juvenile detention or jail and talk with your child. Maybe even more importantly he will prepare your child and your family for all court hearings and explain what is going on.
Most importantly a good juvenile delinquency attorney can prepare your child to fight the allegations against him. Michael and Casey have represented hundreds of children in Arizona and are familiar with how the system works. They can be there at every step and argue for your child’s needs and wants. At trial they can and will put forward an aggressive defense.
If your child has been charged with a crime, call our offices to speak with a juvenile delinquency lawyer who can help.
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