It’s never more important to secure skilled, experienced legal help than when a child is in trouble and in need of legal defense. The juvenile court system differs from the adult legal system in key ways, making it difficult for parents and guardians to navigate it successfully without expert counsel with years of experience in juvenile court.
The attorneys at The Hallam Law Group in Scottsdale have successfully defended many juvenile crime suspects with skill and compassion. If your child is facing charges in any juvenile act of delinquency, the expert professionals at Scottsdale Juvenile Criminal Law Offices of the Hallam Group are ready to advocate aggressively for their rights.
Because children under age 18 are still maturing, juvenile legal penalties tend to focus more on rehabilitation than incarceration. Steering penalties toward education and rehabilitation may lower the chance of future offenses. Research shows that juveniles who spend time incarcerated are less likely to complete high school and gain successful employment. For that reason, Arizona offers many alternatives to incarceration for youths including:
Because some crimes are far more serious than others, parents and guardians should never assume the court will offer alternatives to incarceration without skilled representation at their side. Repeat offenders and those charged with violent crimes may have very serious charges filed against them by prosecutors. Youths between the ages of 14 and 18 may even face adult charges for violent felonies or sexual offenses.
Parents should take all charges against a minor very seriously. If your child is facing charges in the Arizona Juvenile Justice System it’s essential for you to seek representation by experienced and proficient juvenile defense attorneys like those at The Hallam Law Group.
An experienced juvenile defense attorney will guide your family through the juvenile court process and aggressively advocate for the best outcomes every step of the way. Most juvenile cases follow this general court process:
If your child has been accused of a crime in Maricopa County, you need the expertise of the Hallam Law Group to advocate at your child’s side through every step of the process. Our highly skilled lawyers know how to challenge state evidence with the care and precision needed to ensure the best possible outcome for your child.