When a child is charged with a crime, it affects the entire family. This is especially true in cases where a minor has been charged with a serious criminal offense, such as a sex crime, assault, or even murder. Whether your child has committed a crime, been wrongfully accused of a criminal act, or has simply made a mistake, the guidance of a Juvenile Defense lawyer can help you get through this difficult time. Juvenile crimes laws vary from state to state, but a Salem, OR lawyer can help you understand your child’s legal options.
The Law Office of Lindsay Soto assists juvenile clients and their families by negotiating with the prosecution to reduce the charges, if possible. We also aim to work with prosecutors to ensure that children are charged as minors, and not as adults. In some cases, by taking this step, children face fewer penalties and are therefore able to move forward with their lives more quickly.
Not all attorneys are equipped to work with juvenile defendants. It takes a combination of compassion and knowledge of the law to see your child through the juvenile court system and work to achieve the best possible outcome. You can check out our recent post about juvenile delinquency that explains for further information.
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Remember: A criminal charge against your child doesn’t have to negatively affect the rest of his or her life. If your child is in trouble, click below for a consultation or call the Law Office of Lindsay Soto today at 503-315-7344.