JUVENILE DELINQUENT CHARGES
In Oklahoma, a juvenile is defined as any person under 18 years of age. A juvenile can be charged with almost any crime that an adult can be charged with. The only difference is how the juvenile is treated when it comes to punishment. Under the juvenile system, instead of punishing the juvenile the goal is the rehabilitate or help the juvenile so that they don’t commit any more crimes.
Most juveniles that commit a crime are charged as a juvenile. Sometimes, depending on the age of juvenile and the crime that was committed, the juvenile can be charged as a Youthful Offender or even an Adult. If you child has been charged as a Youthful Offender or as an Adult then your child can be held in the county jail awaiting trial and could even be sentenced to prison with actual adult offenders.
If you child has been charged with a crime it is imperative that they have legal counsel as soon as possible. I will make sure your child’s rights are protected from overzealous prosecutors and law enforcement. Let my experience guide you and your child and inform you of the best way to proceed. I will fight to make sure that your child is treated fairly in court and given a chance to tell his/her side of the story.
I have handle hundreds of juvenile delinquent cases. Your child needs an experienced lawyer to stand by his/her side and fight for him/her.