Juvenile Defense Attorney Provo
Many of the parents who contact our law firm about their child’s arrest are concerned about how it will affect their child’s future. Depending on the charge, those concerns can be very real.
If your child is convicted of a sex offense, your child can be forced to register as a sex offender long past the time her or she is a juvenile. The first conviction on a drug charge can make your child ineligible for government student aid, loans, and grants for one year. A criminal record can also limit your child’s future career choices.
Children’s criminal cases are handled differently than those of adults. The criminal courts have long recognized that children’s developing minds are not able to comprehend their actions and understand consequences in the same manner as an adult’s mature brain. Juvenile offenders therefore warrant a unique approach focused on rehabilitation. With compassion for the children accused of crimes, the attorneys at Petro & Associates zealously represent them in the juvenile justice system. The Petro & Associates team can defend your child against criminal prosecution in all cases, including:
- Weapons Violations
- Drug crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Assault and Battery
- Retail Theft or Shoplifting
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Charges
- Probation Violations
Juvenile Defense Attorney representing clients throughout Utah County including Provo, Orem, Lindon, Springville, Spanish Fork, American Fork, Highland, Lehi, Payson and Santaquin
Our goal as juvenile crimes defense attorneys is to preserve your child’s record so he or she can walk away from this experience with minimal long-term effects. Keeping young people out of the criminal justice system is crucial for preserving their future.
We represent children charged with all types of juvenile offenses, including vandalism, theft, shoplifting, credit card fraud, drug possession, trespassing, sex crime, DUI, and assault. We also represent children charged with adult crimes, such as murder.
Steering your child in the right direction
Petro & Associates will vigorously defend your child. Additionally, primary elements of a successful juvenile defense are mitigating punishment, keeping your child’s record clean and reducing the possibility that your child will commit future crimes. Juvenile detention centers are scary, hostile places. Petro & Associates fights to have your child be found not guilty, to avoid potential detention, and, where warranted, assertively pursues such alternatives as community service, probation and diversion programs. We also approach juvenile cases with an eye toward your child’s ultimate success and so considers how an arrest will affect educational and employment opportunities.
Contact the Provo Defense Attorney who knows what’s at stake for your child and your family
If your child has been accused of a crime, choose a criminal defense attorney with aptitude and commitment to help. Call Petro & Associates today at 801-851-1877 to schedule your free consultation.