Juvenile Delinquent Defense
Oklahoma Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer
Juvenile delinquency involves a case in which a child under the age of eighteen (18) is alleged to have committed an act which would be considered a crime had it been committed by an adult. Under Oklahoma law, there are three (3) options for prosecuting a minor: filing a juvenile delinquency case in the separate juvenile court, prosecuting the minor as a youthful offender in adult court, or trying and sentencing the minor as an adult in adult court. Which prosecution occurs for the criminal filing depends on the age of the child, the seriousness of the crime, and and the proactive steps taking by the juvenile and his lawyer. Jury Pro criminal defense lawyers take every effort to keep legal proceedings against a minor child in juvenile court and to mitigate the consequences of youthful misbehavior.
Parents are often overwhelmed when they receive a call from school or the police claiming that their child committed a criminal offense. But, if you or your child has been accused of a delinquent act, it is important to immediatly consult an attorney who is familiar with the rules and procedures of juvenile court.
The criminal defense attorneys at the Jury Pro Law Office,represent juveniles accused of all types of delinquent acts, such as:
Underage possession of alcohol,
Assault and battery,
Trespass and property destruction, et cetera.
Juvenile Court Proceedings
Juveniles who are accused of violating a criminal law are prosecuted in juvenile court, using a similar, but in many respects different system. The juvenile court and confinement facilities are separate from those used for adults. A case filed in juvenile court involves a petition filed by the prosecutor alleging the juvenile engaged in a criminal law violation that is referred to as delinquent conduct. If your child is adjudicated as a juvenile delinquent, he or she will have a criminal record, which could affect them if they are later charged with a crime as an adult. Juveniles may also receive indeterminate sentencing, in which they are sentenced to a juvenile detention center and then are transferred to adult prison when they reach adulthood.
Prompt intervention by an experienced lawyer can frequently improve the final outcome. In those cases where a juvenile client's guilt is clear, Jury Pro lawyers focus in the juvenile system's resources in rehabilitation efforts and trying to avoid negative, long-term consequences for your child.
The criminal defense lawyers at our Tulsa, Oklahoma law firm can answer your questions and guide you through this difficult time. An attorney is available to assist you immediately. Call (888) Jury-Pro or (888) 587-9776 to speak to a lawyer about your case.