A criminal conviction can leave a stain on your child’s permanent record, changing their life completely. If your child has been arrested or charged with a crime, it’s crucial that you enlist the legal guidance of our qualified criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Kevin F. Moot. We understand how juvenile charges may affect your child’s future education and employment and we can fight to protect their rights in court.
Juvenile crimes range from simple offenses such as underage drinking or driving without a license to more serious offenses like assault, a weapons charge, or drug distribution. Our law firm represents juveniles charged with offenses such as:
Note: If your child has been involved in a more serious crime, such as rape or murder, the court will consider their age and criminal history to determine if they should be tried as an adult. If convicted as an adult, your child may be sentenced to adult prison.
While the adult criminal justice system tends to push punishment as the endgame, the juvenile system is more about treatment and rehabilitation. This includes fines, community service, probation, and treatment programs—all of which are preferable to incarceration.
If you enlist the help of our criminal defense lawyer, we can provide representation during: