Juvenile Law

Juvenile Law

Experienced Dayton Juvenile Attorneys

When minors get into trouble with the law, it can be devastating to the young person’s family and loved ones. Most of the time, juvenile offenses are the result of a teen exercising poor judgment or giving in to peer pressure while making poor choices and getting caught by law enforcement. The whole juvenile justice process can seem overwhelming and distressing for a parent of a child who is arrested for a juvenile offense, especially if your child is a first-time offender and is generally law-abiding. If your child is facing juvenile charges in Dayton, it is important that you get into contact with an experienced juvenile defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Juvenile Defense is Different From Normal Criminal Defense

When it comes to minors who are charged with criminal offenses, juveniles, i.e., those under the age of 18 years old in Ohio, are treated differently under the law than adults who are charged with criminal offenses. For instance:

  • When juveniles are arrested, they are generally taken to a juvenile detention center for holding until they are charged and taken to court for a detention hearing.
  • Juveniles have no right to bail before their detention hearing.
  • Juvenile matters are handled by a special court.
  • Juvenile matters are governed by juvenile law.

Examples Of Specific Juvenile Law

  • Serious youthful offender charges.
  • Juvenile sex offender charges.
  • Enhanced sentencing for juvenile offenders.
  • There are special considerations concerning juvenile criminal records.
  • Convicted juveniles are placed in special juvenile correction facilities.
  • If a juvenile’s case must be transferred to the adult criminal justice system, there are special rules that govern the transfer.

With so many special considerations for juvenile matters, it is important that you work with an experienced and knowledgeable juvenile law attorney. A young person facing criminal charges in Ohio needs a strong defense and sound legal advice. To learn more about how The VanNoy Firm can help your child and your family, please feel free to contact our office to see how we can assist you. A call to our office is free to you.

The Consequences of A Juvenile Conviction In Ohio

A conviction for a juvenile offense can have a significant impact on a teen’s young life. Not only that, but the consequences can be far-reaching and long-lasting. A juvenile who is charged with a crime faces the risk of being convicted and:

  • Being required to pay a fine, court costs, or restitution.
  • Being put on probation.
  • Losing his or her driver’s license.
  • Being placed in a juvenile correction facility.

Has Someone You Love Been Charged With A Juvenile Offense? Contact Us!

Young people make mistakes and get into trouble with the law all the time. If someone you love has been charged with a juvenile offense, you need to get in touch with an experienced juvenile law attorney at The VanNoy Firm.

You will need a lawyer who understands the intricacies of juvenile law. Please speak to one of our team members about how a juvenile matters lawyer can help you. Contact us today to discuss your circumstances.

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