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Juvenile Violations

Any type of criminal matter needs to be taken seriously. This is especially true for juvenile criminal charges. A juvenile who is facing criminal charges has even more to lose if he or she is convicted. In order to effectively fight for a juvenile's future, an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney should be consulted. Retaining an advocate for yourself, or your child, can be an essential step in protecting the juvenile's rights.

At the Silver Spring, Maryland, office of Cooper Law Firm, our staff takes a team approach to handling juvenile crime cases. We are skilled Silver Spring juvenile defense attorneys who can help you understand your rights as the accused or parent of the accused. Our firm handles all types of juvenile cases, including:

  • Underage drinking
  • Underage DUI
  • Drug possession/distribution
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Shoplifting and theft
  • Criminal mischief
  • Vandalism

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your specific situation.

Exercise Your Rights

Juvenile offenders have the same rights as adults if they are arrested. Though law enforcement may push them to start talking and make it seem as though discussing the situation will make it better for them, the officers will be attempting to get information that they can use against the juvenile. It is important that the alleged offender say nothing without his or her attorney present. Juveniles also have the right to have their parent present for questioning. As the parent, you should still maintain silence and request a lawyer immediately. The police are not looking out for you — our firm is.

Juvenile Crime Punishments

Though juveniles are not often facing extended prison time, the type of punishment depends on the severity of the crime. Most juveniles will face punishments such as large monetary fines, restitution, incarceration in a juvenile detention facility, drug or alcohol treatment, and loss of driving privileges (either through suspension of license or prevention from obtaining a license until a certain age). It is important to note that many juvenile offenses can be expunged, leaving the juvenile's criminal record clear in the future.

Your Child's Future Is on The Line. Don't Wait to Get Help.

One mistake shouldn't ruin your child's life. At Cooper Law Firm, our attorneys provide the strong, effective juvenile defense your child needs to protect their rights and their future. To schedule your consultation, call 866-405-0124 or contact us online.

Spanish is spoken in our office, and translation services are available for all languages, upon request.