Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile Crimes in Washington D.C.

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Every parent’s nightmare is getting a call in the middle of the night or early morning to find out that their child has been arrested or detained. Not only is it possible that your child is punished by the juvenile court system, but he/she may also be subject to criminal penalties in adult court, depending on your child’s age and the severity of the crime in question. To help your child avoid conviction, it is imperative to seek legal representation from a criminal defense lawyer.

At Hunter & Johnson, PLLC, we know that teenagers can make mistakes since they are easily influenced by their friends, older children, or adults they admire. Our Washington D.C. juvenile defense attorneys are committed to protecting your child’s rights, reputation, and future. A conviction can have a devastating impact on the rest of your child’s life. Do not hesitate to let us fight for your family.

Common juvenile crimes we handle include, but are not limited to, the following:

How We Can Help

When a minor commits a crime, he/she will often go through the juvenile justice system, instead of adult court. The main purpose of this is to rehabilitate youth offenders in order to help them avoid becoming criminals later in life, while the adult court is designed to punish.

In Washington D.C., prosecutors have the authority to either file a case in juvenile or adult court. The decision is within the prosecution’s executive discretion. Common charges that are often subject to adult court include homicide, armed robbery, sexual assault, sale or distribution of drugs, grand theft auto, and other violent crimes.

Our legal team can guide you and your child through the juvenile court process can ensure he/she obtains the best outcome possible and avoids legal pitfalls to jeopardize the case. Our goal is to get your child’s case dismissed or reduce the charges/penalties he/she faces.

Our Washington D.C. juvenile defense lawyers can do the following for your family:

  • Either get your child’s case diverted or informally handled to avoid incarceration and a juvenile court record.
  • Help your child get released from pre-adjudication detention.
  • Create a compassionate and personalized disposition to convince the judge to dismiss the case.
  • Keep your child out of adult court.

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Since we are familiar with the juvenile justice system, we can help level the playing field and give your son/daughter an opportunity to avoid serious charges and penalties. We have a history of winning case results, whether they take place inside or outside the courtroom.

Contact us and discuss your case with our Washington D.C. criminal defense attorneys today.

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