Juvenile crimes are unlawful acts committed by an individual who is a minor. Some people assume that a crime committed by a person who is less than 18 years old will not be treated the same as one committed by an adult. This is not always the case. Juvenile crime is taken very seriously by Nevada courts. If the minor is almost 18, the prosecutor may charge the individual as an adult. Your child is subject to numerous penalties if they are found guilty. These can include fines, community service or probation. In more serious cases, the court may decide to incarcerate the child in a juvenile detention facility or jail. If your child is charged with shoplifting, vandalism or marijuana possession, it is important that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Las Vegas.
We believe that children should have the opportunity for positive rehabilitation. Our staff can help you navigate the legal system. Give us a call to discuss the alleged offense and charges. Our experienced legal staff will develop the best possible defense. The facts in your child’s case will determine whether it is better to negotiate a plea bargain with the district attorney or refute the charges in court. Regardless of the final outcome, we can file the necessary documents to seal the official records. Juvenile crimes are a specialized area of the law.