Learning that your child has been charged with a crime can send you into a tailspin of worry and grief. Good kids make mistakes with no idea of the consequences that can follow, and many are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and find themselves in trouble for crimes they were not even aware were taking place.
Alex Gordon and Carlos Wall have successfully helped hundreds of children in the Virginia juvenile court system. With extensive experience serving clients in Loudoun, Prince William and Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations court, we can guide you and your child through this difficult time.
For a parent, it can be frightening and confusing. There are many misconceptions about juvenile law, including the false belief that a conviction as a minor will not go on your child’s adult record. In Virginia, any child over the age of 14 can be treated as an adult if the crime is serious. And a felony at any age will stay on your child’s record forever if the charge is not reduced by the time they turn 21.
Even juvenile traffic violations can have lasting consequences that could include probation, license suspension, and much higher insurance premiums that will extend well into the future. This is especially true if your teenager is charged with speeding or reckless driving in Fairfax, Prince William, or Loudoun County.
There is a great deal an experienced attorney can do to help your child as they face this process. Perhaps the biggest benefit to hiring The Gordon Law Firm is the peace of mind that we can bring to both you and your child during this stressful time.
The Gordon Law Firm is here to protect your child’s future and fight for the best outcome for your child. Call now at 703-218-8416 or contact us online for a free consultation and your first step toward a second chance. We help families throughout Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County, including Manassas, Leesburg and the City of Fairfax.
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Fighting for Your Child’s Future
The Gordon Law Firm represents juveniles for all types of traffic and criminal charges, including:
- Juvenile Traffic Defense involving
- Speeding Tickets
- Reckless Driving
- Traffic Accidents
- Driving Outside of Restrictions
- Curfew Violations
- Juvenile Marijuana and Drug Charges
- Juvenile Larceny Charges
- Treating Juveniles like Adults under the Certification Process
- Sexting and Solicitation by Juveniles
- Juvenile Assault Crimes
- Juvenile Internet Crimes
- School Discipline in Northern Virginia
Our law firm's experience encompasses serious charges such as:
- Sexual Assault
- Car Jacking
We also handle school discipline issues in cases where kids may be facing suspension or removal from the school system.
Juvenile Convictions in Virginia Can Carry Adult Consequences
In Virginia, anyone over the age of 14 can be charged as an adult if the crime is considered serious enough. If this happens, your child can be treated as an adult, go to adult prison and have the conviction on their adult criminal record.
A felony conviction at an age will go on your child’s permanent adult record. Unless the proper steps are taken before you child turns 21, to try to have the charge reduced, your child can face a future of lost civil liberties as a result of a juvenile felony. This includes losing the right to possess firearms, being ineligible for certain types of jobs, losing college opportunities and much more.
A misdemeanor, as a juvenile, can be used against your child to enhance penalties for criminal convictions as an adult. If a juvenile receives more than one traffic violation, the Department of Motor Vehicles can suspend their driving privileges.
At the Gordon Law Firm, we believe that everyone deserves a second chance. We know that good kids make mistakes and that the Virginia legal system is very hard on juveniles, treating kids like adults, long before they are capable of making adult decisions. We will fight hard to protect your child’s future and secure the best outcome for your family.
Call Now to Discuss Your Juvenile Law Case for Free
Juvenile criminal defense Attorneys Alex Gordon and Carlos Wall of the Gordon Law Firm have 35 years of combined criminal defense experience in Virginia courts. When you choose our firm, you will always have direct access to your child’s attorney by phone or text. Your case will be handled by Mr. Gordon or Mr. Wall, and will never be pushed off to an assistant or paralegal. We understand that your child’s future is at risk, and will fight tirelessly for their best outcome.
Call now at 703-218-8416 or complete the form on this page for a free consultation. We proudly serve Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County, including Manassas, Leesburg and the City of Fairfax.