Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorneys in St. George
Serving Families throughout Cedar City
If your child has been accused of or charged with a crime, you are probably concerned about their future and wondering what you can do to minimize the damage and protect your child’s rights. Calling an attorney is the most important first step.
Children are still growing and developing – they deserve the chance to learn from their mistakes. Park Law Firm is dedicated to representing your child in their juvenile court proceedings while focusing on protecting their future. Our compassionate St. George juvenile crime attorneys provide client-focused counsel in your family’s time of need.
To request a free consultation with our team, give us a call at (435) 222-5869.
Utah’s Juvenile Justice System
Anyone under the age of 18 who violates a law in Utah will face juvenile court. Utah Juvenile Justice Services (JJS) is more focused on rehabilitation rather than punishment. Of course, there may still be serious penalties, and a juvenile record can present certain challenges. For example, a young person with a juvenile record may have trouble getting into college, joining the military, or finding a job.
If your child has been arrested, he or she may have been placed in locked detention if they have been arrested for a holdable offense.
Holdable offenses include:
- Armed robbery
- Drug possession or sale
Alternatively, your child may have been taken to a receiving center where they will be released home or referred to certain services for help.
Transfers to Adult Court
In Utah, juveniles who have committed particularly serious offenses can be transferred to adult court. This means that the juvenile can be tried as an adult and can receive an adult prison sentence. At Park Law Firm, we strive to keep all juveniles out of the adult system to better protect their futures.
Seek High-Quality Representation
When we take on a juvenile case, we treat your family like our own. Our St. George criminal defense attorneys fight as hard for your children as they would for their own. We respect our clients and make their success our number one priority.
To learn more about how we can help your family, please call us at (435) 222-5869 or contact us online.