juvenile-crime

SALT LAKE CITY JUVENILE CRIME ATTORNEY

If your child has been arrested and charged with a crime, you are most likely worried and uncertain about how that will affect his or her future. Teens and kids below the age of 18 who get in trouble with the law need legal help to ensure that their lives are turned around and put back on track. At True West Legal, our criminal defense team is committed and fully equipped to help you and your child achieve the best possible outcome from any juvenile crime accusation.

Our attorneys have years of experience in dealing with the juvenile justice system as well as the criminal justice system for adults in Salt Lake City and the surrounding counties. We take a team approach which means that you will have the benefit of the knowledge and skills of not just one person, but of all of the attorneys at our firm.

UNDERSTANDING THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN UTAH

The juvenile system is designed for rehabilitation as opposed to punishment. Most youngsters who commit some type of criminal offense do not deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. When a juvenile is convicted of an offense, he or she will often be given alternative programs to help them turn their lives around.

These programs can consist of counseling, community service requirements, alcohol / drug or other treatment programs, or other diversion programs as opposed to lengthy detention and heavy fines. These types of programs often ensue when charges are reduced and may not result in a permanent criminal record which can limit future opportunities.

Each juvenile offense situation is unique, however, and must be reviewed, assessed, and defended based on the surrounding facts and circumstances. Typical juvenile crimes include such offenses as:

  • Underage drinking
  • Fake ID
  • Drug possession
  • Trespassing
  • Criminal mischief
  • Shoplifting
  • Auto theft
  • Breaking and entering
  • Traffic offenses
  • Drunk or drug-impaired driving
  • Assault
  • Similar crimes

In very serious cases involving violent crimes, a juvenile may be charged as an adult which can lead to harsh consequences such as prison terms, fines, probation, and a permanent criminal record. Our firm will make every effort to achieve the best possible case result for your child.

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Get the Proven Defense of True West Legal On Your Side!

We will work hard to keep your child within the bounds of the juvenile system and to prevent your child from being subjected to any lengthy detention or incarceration. Enlist the services of our dedicated and skilled legal team to protect the rights and future of your son or daughter. Contact our firm to schedule a free case consultation concerning your child's arrest and charges today.

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