Cleveland Juvenile Crime Attorney
Criminal Charges for Minors in Ohio
If you are facing charges for a crime you allegedly committed while you were under the age of 18, you are facing juvenile charges. Regardless of your age now or at the time of the alleged offense, you have certain rights that must be protected, and you deserve a skilled criminal defense attorney to represent you.
At Mastandrea Law, LLC, our Cleveland juvenile crime attorney is well-versed in the law and can help you navigate the legal process while protecting your rights.
To learn more about what you can do with our firm on your side, call (216) 306-5105 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation.
What Are Juvenile Crimes?
Juvenile crimes are crimes committed by a minor. In Ohio, crimes committed by those under the age of 18 are considered juvenile crimes. Juvenile crimes are prosecuted differently than other types of criminal offenses. As a result, those facing juvenile crime charges are often treated differently than adults facing similar charges.
For example, if you are convicted of a crime as an adult, you could be sent to prison and be required to pay fines. However, if you are convicted of the same crime as a minor, you could be sent to a detention facility and be required to pay restitution to your victim.
This does not mean that being charged with a juvenile offense is any less serious than being arrested for a crime as an adult. The consequences of a conviction can be severe and may negatively impact just about every aspect of your life. We encourage you to reach out to our Cleveland juvenile crimes defense attorney if you or your child is facing juvenile crime charges.
What Are the Penalties for Juvenile Crimes?
Generally, the penalties for juvenile crimes are less severe than those for adult crimes. However, depending on the crime, you could still face serious penalties if you are convicted. For example, if you are convicted of assault, you could face fines, community service, and restitution to your victim.
If you are convicted of a drug crime, you could face fines and community service along with a mandatory drug treatment program. Additionally, you could be required to pay restitution to your victim.
Because juvenile crimes are treated differently than adult crimes, you need an attorney who is well-versed in the laws that apply to these charges. At Mastandrea Law, LLC, our Cleveland juvenile crime attorney understands the legal process. He can help you work to have your charges reduced or dismissed. In every instance, we seek the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Contact Our Firm Today to Speak to a Juvenile Crimes Lawyer
If you are facing juvenile crime charges in Cleveland, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you fight your charges. At Mastandrea Law, LLC, we are dedicated to helping our clients and can work with you to develop a plan to help you resolve your legal issues.
To schedule a free initial consultation with our firm, contact us today at (216) 306-5105!
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