Phoenix Juvenile Crime Attorney
Juvenile Criminal Defense in Phoenix, Arizona
A juvenile crime is a criminal offense committed by a person under the age of 18. Minors are capable of committing the same criminal offenses as adults. When a minor is charged with a crime, it’s important for him or her to contact a Phoenix juvenile criminal lawyer who has experience handling juvenile crimes cases, as the laws, courts, and regulations governing juvenile crimes are different from those governing adult cases.
At Knowles Law Firm, PLC Phoenix juvenile crime attorney Anthony Knowles has successfully defended minors charged with a vast array of juveniles cases, such as:
How Long Can a Juvenile Be Detained in Arizona?
In Arizona, a minor can only be held in detention for less 24 hours unless ordered by the court following a hearing. The moment your child has been arrested, contact an attorney immediately to make sure that his or her rights are protected.
Will My Child Go to Jail?
If someone under the age of 18 is convicted of a crime, the state will typically opt to rehabilitate the minor in lieu of sentencing him or her to jail time. The reasoning for this is that there is a better chance the minor will not commit a crime again if they receive counseling and/or rehabilitation.
Some non-incarceration options can include:
- Community service
- Electronic monitoring
However, certain juvenile felonies, such as assault with a weapon, rape, or murder do not make the minor eligible for this option and can result in heavier penalties including fines, time in a juvenile detention facility, jail time, and more.
How a Criminal Record Can Affect Your Child's Future
It’s important to remember that a juvenile crimes conviction can affect a child’s life for years to come. Unless a conviction as been expunged, a juvenile crime will remain on a minor’s criminal record forever. Banks, educational institutions, employers, landlords, etc. will all have access to this information, as it is public record.
This is why it’s so important to contact juvenile crimes lawyer in the Phoenix area. Attorney Knowles and his firm can provide your child with the exceptionally skilled defense he or she needs to avoid a conviction that could negatively impact his or her future or affect his or her life for years to come.
How Our Juvenile Crime Lawyer Can Help
A criminal conviction at a young age can haunt a person for many years into the future. For this reason, when a person under the age of 18 commits a crime, it’s essential to contact a Phoenix juvenile crime lawyer who has experience handling juvenile crimes cases as soon as possible. If your child has been arrested on criminal charges, Phoenix juvenile crimes attorney Anthony Knowles can provide him or her with the unrelenting defense he or she needs to overcome the charges.
Mr. Knowles understands that young people sometimes make mistakes. He strongly believes that nobody deserves to have a mistake he or she made as a child follow them throughout the remainder of his or her life. When you come to Knowles Law Firm, PLC, Mr. Knowles will review your child’s case, take the time to clearly explain his or her rights, and discuss the best possible way to address the matter in court.
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Mr. Knowles is committed to uncompromisingly fighting juvenile charges in Phoenix, and will do everything possible to maximizing the chances of getting your child’s criminal charges reduced or dismissed altogether. Our team is truly committed to providing your child with experienced, empathetic and reliable legal representation throughout every stage of his or her case.
If your child has been arrested on criminal charges, please do not hesitate to contact a Phoenix juvenile crime lawyer at Knowles Law Firm, PLC today to set up a free consultation at (602) 702-5431 or (888) 332-5621.
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