Cincinnati Juvenile Crimes Attorneys
When a juvenile is charged with a crime, families are often unsure what to do next. Do you let the child learn a hard lesson or do you seek help? As experienced criminal defense and family law attorneys, we have seen many juveniles in trouble with the law. We can discuss your matter with you and help you decide how to move forward.
In most situations, a child or teen will benefit more from receiving help than being sent to an Ohio juvenile detention facility. To ensure that your child has the best chance of getting the help he or she needs, we recommend that you work with a lawyer. Without representation, your child may be moved through the justice system with little hope of getting rehabilitation.
We Are Here To Protect Your Child’s Future
Juveniles have a right to a defense and to legal counsel. At Godbey Law, we represent juveniles in the Greater Cincinnati area charged with all types of crimes, including minor in possession, OVI/DUI, drug crimes, assault, theft, vandalism and sex crimes.
In juvenile court, a judge will decide the case; there is no jury. Juveniles who are found guilty are called “adjudicated delinquents.” The penalties possible in the juvenile justice system may include:
- House arrest or community control
- Community service
- Detention in a juvenile facility
- Alcohol or drug treatment and psychological counseling may be ordered when appropriate.
We fight to keep each case in the juvenile justice system. If your child’s case is moved to the criminal justice system, however, we will protect his or her rights in criminal court.
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Please call (513) 241-6650 for a free initial consultation. You may also contact us online.