A person who is under the age of 18 is considered a juvenile in the criminal justice system. However, in a few types of cases, the juvenile will automatically be considered an adult. Whether your son, daughter or other minor is being charged as a juvenile or as an adult, you need skilled Las Vegas juvenile crime defense lawyers committed to protecting his or her rights.
Bellon & Maningo, Ltd. provides highly skilled and effective defense services to people under the age of 18 being charged as juveniles and adults. The skilled Nevada drug charge attorneys can build an effective defense that protects the minor’s rights, freedoms and future. Do not hesitate to schedule a consultation by calling the firm locally at 702-452-6299.
In the criminal justice system, defense attorneys interact heavily with clients’ families. This interaction becomes even more important and consistent when the client is a juvenile. If your son or daughter was arrested or charged with a crime, you can turn to the defense attorneys of Bellon & Maningo with confidence. The lawyers communicate openly and honestly with both the juvenile as well as his or her parents. This open, honest communication can foster favorable results.
If the juvenile is charged with murder, kidnapping, robbery or certain types of sex crimes, he or she will be certified as an adult.
In many cases, the judge will lean toward rehabilitation. However, if there has been a violent crime, there is a punitive element that will be involved. The law firm consistently strives to limit juveniles’ time in custody and get them into rehabilitation programs.
Penalties for juvenile crimes can range from “boot camps” to adult detention centers to probation.
The attorneys at Bellon & Maningo know that your child deserves a solid defense and a second chance. Criminal matters can affect future opportunities, including education opportunities, job offers and access to student loans. The law firm is dedicated to protecting juveniles’ rights and futures.