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Juvenile Crimes

Howard County Juvenile Crime Lawyers

Maryland Juvenile Criminal Defense Since 1975

The juvenile system differs from the adult criminal justice system in that it is primarily concerned with rehabilitation, rather than punishment. This means that more opportunities exist to achieve a positive result. However, an experienced attorney is required to ensure that all of these opportunities are found and used properly. The attorneys of Willis Law Firm, P.A., know how to seek out these opportunities. We know how to defend against charges of juvenile crimes.

Contact us as soon as possible to find out more about how our attorneys can defend your child against an accusation of juvenile crime. E-mail us or call us at 410-461-9400.

In Howard County and the surrounding parts of Maryland, people have turned to our law firm for criminal defense representation for more than 30 years. We stand up for the rights of juveniles against all criminal charges, including:

  • Theft (shoplifting, auto theft)
  • Property Crimes (vandalism, graffiti, breaking and entering)
  • Underage Drinking
  • Drunk Driving (DUI/DWI)
  • Possession of False Identification
  • Sex Crimes (indecent exposure)
  • Drug Crimes (possession of marijuana)

Your child might not understand the consequences of being accused of a juvenile crime. You do. As a parent, you have the right to enlist an experienced attorney to defend your son or daughter. You have the right to enlist us.

The Juvenile System

In juvenile crime cases, like in adult crime cases, our initial goal will be to get the charges dropped entirely. Unlike adult cases, however, if we are not able to get the charges dropped, we still have a wealth of opportunities to protect your child's interests.

Often, a matter can be resolved informally in a Department of Juvenile Services hearing. However, the prosecution may file a petition for delinquency, which could lead to a matter moving into juvenile court. Even when this is the case, options still exist to allow your child to walk away with a clean record, such as taking part in a juvenile deterrence program. You can be certain that we know the options. We know how to get results.

Defending Your Child

Contact us today to find out more about how our criminal defense team can stand up for the rights of your child.