Juvenile Offenses: Protecting Your Child’s Future
It is commonly accepted wisdom that mistakes are all part of growing up. However, if a youthful mistake runs afoul of the law, a child’s future can be derailed before it has even begun. When your child’s future is at stake, they need compassionate and experienced representation. My more than 25 years of legal experience qualify me to stand up for your child’s rights.
Please call Lenox Law if your son or daughter is in legal trouble. You need an attorney who can explain the juvenile system, address your concerns and work to keep your child out of juvenile detention. With me on your team, we will figure out a way forward. The juvenile courts of Prince William County and surrounding counties of northern Virginia are less intimidating with a knowledgeable attorney by your child’s side.
Focusing On Rehabilitation, Not Punishment
Study after study has shown that the decision-making areas of the teenage brain are not fully developed. While they might understand right from wrong, they lack impulse control and the ability to foresee consequences of their actions. However, the law is slow to recognize science, and a punishment approach to juvenile offenses is still common in Virginia. In fact, youths may find their case transferred to adult court, with adult penalties, if they are charged with a felony.
My extensive legal experience has led me to believe in a rehabilitative approach, as opposed to a punitive one. Whenever possible, my tenacious fight revolves around getting teens released to the custody of their parents. At the beginning of your child’s case, it is critical to know your legal options and the possible ramifications. Come to me for the information you need to prepare for the legal proceedings ahead. You can rely on me to do what is best for your child.
During my more than two decades of practicing law, youths accused of shoplifting, drug use, underage drinking and vandalism have come to me for guidance. My proven representation has also assisted juveniles accused of serious felony offenses such as robbery, auto theft, assault and battery, and sexual offenses. Whatever the charges, let me be your child’s voice in an intimidating system and protect them from the harshest consequences.
Has Your Child Been Charged With A Crime? Let Me Help.
It can be tempting to take a “tough love” approach if your child has been charged with a crime. However, doing so may mean a permanent criminal record, making it difficult for your child to find employment or to qualify for loans for higher education. You want someone who will fight to protect your child’s future. Call my Manassas law office at 703-997-1600 or contact me online for a free initial phone or in-person consultation.