Las Vegas Juvenile Crime Attorney
What are juvenile crimes?
Juvenile crimes refer to crimes committed by a minor - someone under the age of 18. Some people make the mistake of thinking that since a charge is against a minor, penalties will not be harsh. This is not necessarily the case as Nevada authorities take juvenile crime seriously and may deliver harsh penalties for offenses. Beyond this, if the minor is approaching 18, authorities may seek to charge them as an adult, which is further reason to immediately obtain the services of a skilled attorney. The team at Okabe & Haushalter are experienced in the defense of juvenile crime and can ensure your child is given strong representation. Speak to a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney today.
Penalties for Juvenile Crimes
Commonly committed juvenile crimes include shoplifting and theft offenses,
assault and battery,
sex offenses, vandalism,
marijuana possession and others.
Penalties for the conviction of juvenile crime may include: jail time, placement in a juvenile detention center, fines, community service, probation and others. Although penalties may be harsh, our team will fight for your client in order to achieve an optimum result regardless of the circumstance. Court systems should concentrate on rehabilitation of individuals convicted of a juvenile crime as opposed to punishment, and where necessary we will work closely with the courts to ensure that individuals receive the best possible chance to get their life back on a positive track, without the potentially life-changing impact of serious convictions and heavy penalties.
The defense of juvenile crime is a unique area of law and you should obtain an attorney skilled in this area. Our team will give strong defense and do everything we can to pursue the best possible outcome in your child's case.
Contact a Las Vegas juvenile crime attorney
to find out how we can help you.