A juvenile is expected to abide by the same laws as an adult. This includes statutes pertaining to rape, drug crimes, theft, robbery, assault, and burglary. A juvenile can also be charged with crimes such as underage drinking and delinquency. When a person under the age of 18 commits a crime, the case is heard in juvenile court, which has its own processes and procedures. If you child has been arrested, immediately contact an Akron criminal defense lawyer with juvenile court experience. A skilled juvenile case attorney will give you helpful legal advice regarding your child's case and what to expect during courtroom proceedings.
Attorneys at DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder know the juvenile court system and can provide competent representation in juvenile cases. We know the stress and anxiety parents face when a child has been charged with a crime. Our firm will ensure you have a thorough understanding of the laws pertaining to your son or daughter's case so that you can make informed decisions about their defense.
In some juvenile cases, the severity of the crime will result in the child being tried as an adult. Parents may also find that they are liable for any financial losses that resulted from a crime committed by their child. The penalties in juvenile cases include:
A child's life can change in an instant when he or she is arrested for a crime. Attorneys at our firm will be strong legal advocates at your child's hearing and do everything possible to achieve the best possible outcome in the case.
Contact a juvenile crime lawyer from our firm for experienced juvenile case advice and competent representation.