Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorneys
Juvenile delinquency is considered crimes committed by minors, or someone under the age of 18. Many of the crimes committed by these delinquents are the same as adults, however, the laws and punishments associated with their crimes may not be equal. There have been cases where minors are given the same consequences as adults, such as murder cases. Whether your crime was minor or serious, you need an experienced Las Vegas criminal law attorney on your side to determine what the best course of action is for you and your case.
The most common offenses that juvenile delinquents take part in include:
- Violating a curfew from the city or county they live in
- Running away
- Under Governability, which is being out of the control of parents or guardians
- Truancy, which is skipping school
- Being underage and possessing and/or consuming alcohol or drugs
- Being underage and possessing and/or consuming tobacco
Most juvenile charge cases are handled by the city or even the state level. Punishments for minor infractions include, but are not limited to, suspension of their driver’s license, being placed to live with someone that is not a parent or guardian, having to pay fines or restitution for damages caused by their crime, or even being ordered into an education program or counseling. More serious charges can include time in prison.
With a trusted Las Vegas criminal law attorney working on your case, it can help to ensure that you receive as fair of an agreement as possible. Some charges may be able to be appeased through community service or paying a fine. If you or someone you know has been charged with juvenile delinquency, contact Dobberstein Law Group today. Our seasoned attorneys have been helping clients with these cases for years and are now ready to help you with yours. These cases can be complex and frustrating when attempting them yourself. Allowing our attorneys to handle your case can allow you to relieve the extra stress your case has caused and helps you to focus on other important aspects of your life, such as spending time with your loved ones.
Contact our office today to schedule your case consultation.