As a parent, it is natural that you want to protect your child from harm. When your child has made a bad decision resulting in a juvenile offense charge, you need an experienced attorney who understands juvenile court proceedings and is committed to helping your child get back on the right track.
At Christiansen Law Offices in Las Vegas, we offer experienced juvenile defense counsel and representation. We work with parents and accused minors to minimize the impact of the charge on young peoples' futures. Our attorneys know juvenile law and the juvenile courts. We will answer your questions and get your son or daughter the help he or she needs. Contact us online or call 702-763-6113 to talk with a lawyer today.
The Juvenile Court System Differs Greatly From the Adult System
The adult criminal justice system centers around punishment — punishing those who break the law. The juvenile system, however, is designed to rehabilitate and treat minors who make poor decisions. There are other major differences between the two criminal systems. For example, the juvenile system does not involve trials with juries. Rather, it involves court hearings in front of judges.
Because the juvenile system is drastically different from the adult system, it is critical that you hire a lawyer with extensive experience defending minors. Our Las Vegas juvenile crimes defense attorneys have years of experience handling even the most complex cases, including those involving:
- Theft or burglary
- Drug charges
- Underage drinking
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Weapons offenses
Minors can be charged with the same crimes as adults. With some charges such as those involving violent crimes, juveniles can be charged as adults. This means the accused minors may be subject to the harsher penalties that an adult would be subject to. As your Nevada defense attorneys, we will aggressively push to keep your child's case in the juvenile system and work to minimize the impact of the charge on his or her future.
Let Us Help You
Conviction for a juvenile offense can negatively impact your child's future. It can literally shatter hopes and dreams with regard to certain education and career opportunities. Do not let one mistake ruin your child's future. Instead, contact us online or by telephone at 702-763-6113 to speak with an experienced Las Vegas, Nevada, juvenile criminal defense lawyer.