If your child has been accused of committing a crime, you need an experienced and dedicated juvenile defense attorney on your side as soon as possible. Consequences for even a minor infraction can follow a child for life, impacting his or her ability to become gainfully employed, secure housing, or even get accepted into a university. Having your child appropriately represented can help guard against these extreme consequences while also helping to ensure they get the help they need to make good decisions in the future.
Consequences for Juvenile Crimes
In the state of Virginia, juvenile defendants over the age of 14 can be tried as adults. This means that children can face long prison sentences and the lifetime of struggle that may accompany a criminal conviction. Even when the crime is a misdemeanor, juvenile defendants are often punished excessively and forced to endure consequences that may have lifelong implications.
At the Gordon Law Firm, we understand that even the best of kids can make rash or thoughtless mistakes. We do not believe these mistakes should translate into a lifetime of struggle. We are prepared to listen to your child’s side of the story, to provide honest and frank information about your options and your rights, and to fight tooth and nail for the best outcome possible. Call us today to schedule a complimentary case review to learn more.
How Much do Juvenile Lawyers Cost?
The cost of a juvenile defense attorney will be impacted by the type of crime the child is being accused of, the severity of the criminal act, and the complexity of the case. While most cases are settled pretrial, those that are seen before a judge are often more expensive.
The easiest way to learn how much hiring a juvenile defense attorney will cost in your case is through a one-on-one consultation. Most criminal defense attorneys offer initial consultations free of charge. Meet with as many attorneys as you need to find one you feel confident with.
Contact Us for a Free Case Review
If you live in Fairfax or a surrounding area of Virginia and are in need of a juvenile criminal defense attorney, please call the Gordon Law Firm at 703-218-8416 to schedule your complimentary case review right away.