Phoenix Arizona Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer
The Juvenile legal system works far differently than adult court. The primary purpose and focus of juvenile court is rehabilitate rather than to punish the minor child. If your child has been charged with a crime, it does not have to affect the rest of their life. An experienced criminal defense attorney can defend your child in criminal proceedings and help get the incident removed from his or her record. John W. Moore is a former Deputy County Attorney who prosecuted crimes in the Juvenile Criminal Division.
The justice system tends to take a lenient stand on first-time minor offenders, and the consequences may involve some community service or a fine. However, for more serious or violent crimes, there is the possibility that a minor will be tried in adult court.
- Criminal mischief
- Vandalism and graffiti
- Theft or shoplifting
- Drug possession
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Underage drinking