Dayton Juvenile Defense Attorney
Ohio Juvenile Charges
The State of Ohio considers a juvenile to be anyone under the age of 18.
If a child was charged with a crime they would be prosecuted for that
crime in Juvenile Court. Any criminal charge is serious and should receive
quick attention. Effective action should be taken to investigate the circumstances
and pursue any options that may mitigate the situation, whether the charges
are for a misdemeanor of felony.
If you have a child that has been charged with a crime a Dayton criminal
defense attorney can be very helpful in assessing the situation at hand.
Fortunately, prosecution is handled differently in juvenile court than
adult court, as it is considered that intervention and rehabilitation
may be more effective for juveniles. Sentences, particularly with first
time offenders, tend to pursue that as a goal. Depending on the severity
of the crime and the age of the child, however, they could be held with
the Department of Youth Services until the age of 21.
It can be a frightening experience for the juvenile and parents alike when
a charge is brought against the child for a crime committed. A juvenile
defense lawyer with Gounaris Abboud, LPA will review the circumstances
that resulted in the arrest in our
free initial consultation. This will give us the understanding of the case that will help us to
construct a defense that may help you to achieve a more favorable result.
You need an experienced defense attorney in Dayton to help in your juvenile
crime case. Our firm has over 30 years of courtroom experience and our
legal team consists of a former magistrate, acting judge and prosecutor.
We understand the frustration, trauma and apprehension that might be experienced
by everyone involved and we will take the utmost care in answering your
questions and pursuing avenues that will protect the rights of the juvenile.
Call us today at (937) 660-8429 for help.
If you have a son or daughter that has been arrested for a crime,
Contact a Dayton criminal defense lawyer
today to discuss your legal options. Protect your child.