Several members of our team are former prosecutors-and we have children ourselves. If our children ever faced charges in juvenile court, we would absolutely hire a lawyer to defend our children. Juvenile charges can change your child's life. Often, these charges are brought by inexperienced prosecutors who are just being taught, for the first time, how to prosecute cases. That's right. In the vast majority of cases, your child has been charged by a prosecutor who has virtually no experience in the criminal justice system. What does this mean? It means that you need to fight, and fight aggressively, to protect your child's freedom and their future.
We can help. Call us at (440) 709-8088.
Ask to speak to us about the specifics of your child's situation. The call is confidential and has no obligation. If I agree to take your case on my team of former prosecutors and I will go to work fighting for you right away.
As former prosecutors, we can tell you just how important it is to find a respectable, honest Cleveland defense lawyer to represent your child if they have been charged with any crime. Juveniles are treated differently, by law, than adults-and it can often lead to some quite shocking results. These are significant rights adults enjoy that juveniles do not-another reason why an experienced attorney is required.
As Cleveland parents, we all care deeply out the health and welfare of our children. Few things can be as horrifying for a parent than having their child charged with a felony. If your child has been charged with a felony, you need to immediately obtain experienced criminal representation for them. If your child is an adult, even though we do not really consider our 18 year olds to be adults, the need is even more pressing.
In the juvenile justice system, a child charged with a felony faces a unique set of challenges that need to be overcome by their attorneys. A child can end up in juvenile detention until their 21st birthday on certain charges. On top of that, a finding of delinquency (the adult equivalent of guilty) can stick with them for the rest of their life-through colleges, employment, etc. It is important that the matter is handled by a skilled attorney.
In Ohio, there are numerous different charges relating to driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. One such charge for adults is taking a breath test and having a result of 0.08 or over. This is what is referred to as a per se limit. However, for someone who is underage (meaning they are under the legal drinking age of 21), the per se limit is much lower. Someone who is under the age of 21 can be charged with a criminal offense if they take a breath test and have a result of 0.02 or higher. So, your child may be charged with a DUI for having a breath test result over the per se limit-even if their result was under 0.08. The penalties for an underage DUI can be severe, but an experienced DUI defense attorney can help you fight them.
We pride ourselves on how accessible we are to our clients and to our clients' families. As former prosecutors, we understand that people can be arrested at any hour of the day-or night.
Call us for a pressure-free, obligation-free consultation. We are available 24/7/365. If you find yourself facing a situation where your child has been charged in Cleveland, call (440) 709-8088!