Phoenix Juvenile Crime Defense Attorney
You are the parent or guardian of a boy or girl under the age of 18 in Phoenix Arizona and you are coming face to face with the great myth:.” Not my child.” As difficult as it may seem, our kids can be accused and prosecuted for the same serious juvenile offenses as those other kids in the greater Phoenix metro area. Can we really rely on the Phoenix Police only investigating and prosecuting those other kids? Contact us if you need a juvenile lawyer in Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale or Tempe Arizona. Turn your worries into action and contact a team of experienced, compassionate juvenile attorney at Ciccarelli Law Offices. Its in our DNA to have your child’s back and fight like is family. Your child’s Success is our Mission.
Fighting for Your Child’s Future in Phoenix Arizona
When you or your family are in a crisis involving your minor child in Phoenix, Arizona, look to Lee Ciccarelli and their juvenile team with over One Hundred Years of combined national criminal defense experience in state and federal courts. Ciccarelli and his team are experienced in contesting felony and misdemeanor juvenile and have been listed as Super Lawyers and received Hundreds of Five Star Client Reviews.
We understand the implication and consequences of Phoenix juvenile criminal investigation, prosecution and/or adjudication in Juvenile Court: the impact it will have on your child’s liberty, their schooling, their college path, and future. We understand that you are looking for the best Phoenix juvenile lawyers you can afford and a team that is available for you and your family when you need them the most. At Ciccarelli Law Offices, your Success is Our Mission.
Despite what many people may tell you, a person under the age of 18 facing criminal charges could end up facing severe consequences if they are convicted. At the Ciccarelli Law Offices, our team is here to help if you need a Phoenix criminal defense attorney. We have extensive experience handling complex juvenile cases, and we are ready to get to work helping your child get the charges against them reduced or dismissed.
Choose the Ciccarelli Law Offices for Help With Your Case
- At the Ciccarelli Law Offices, we understand how these crimes can affect a child’s future, and we pledge to thoroughly explain the laws and legal rights to parents and guardians, so they have the best information moving forward.
- Our team has a track record of success handling complex criminal defense cases in Arizona and throughout the United States, and we have a thorough understanding of the tactics that can be deployed to help juveniles in these situations.
- We treat every client and their family members with the respect and dignity that they deserve, and we will keep every family regularly updated so they know what is going on throughout the entire case.
What Will an Attorney Do to Help Your Case?
A skilled juvenile crimes defense attorney in Phoenix will be responsible for handling every aspect of these situations. Parents and guardians absolutely should not try to handle these cases on their own. There is simply too much at stake. If a minor is convicted of a criminal offense, the conviction could affect their ability in the future to get a job, go to school, find housing, etc.
An attorney will first examine all the evidence being used by the prosecution against the minor. However, instead of relying on this evidence, a juvenile crimes defense lawyer will conduct an independent investigation to uncover any additional evidence that could be used to help exonerate their client. Additionally, an attorney will:
- Supply character witnesses on behalf of the child
- Handle all plea deal negotiations if they are warranted
- Fully prepare to take the case to trial in either the juvenile court system or adult court if the child has been charged as an adult
Juvenile Criminal Charges in Phoenix Must Be Taken Seriously
The first thing to determine in these situations is whether the juvenile will be tried as a minor or an adult. Often, prosecutors will typically opt to charge a person under the age of 18 as a minor for less severe offenses. In these situations, the cases are typically sealed from the public and are tried in front of a judge, not a jury. In Phoenix, there is a special juvenile court system specifically designed to handle these cases.
However, if a juvenile is tried as an adult because the prosecutors determined the offenses to be serious, then the juvenile will face a trial by jury and could receive the same punishments typically given to adults. In Arizona, this means that the juvenile could face a misdemeanor or a felony offense.
When prosecutors are working to determine whether a child should be tried as an adult or as a minor, there are various factors that they will consider before making that decision. These factors include:
- The seriousness of the alleged offense, including whether violence was involved
- Whether or not the juvenile has a criminal record already
- How close the minor is to the age of 18
- Whether or not past interventions have been successful with the minor in question
Call a Phoenix Juvenile Crime Defense Attorney Today
Our team represents juvenile matters throughout the greater Phoenix metro area including but not limited to local high school students at schools like Arizona Lutheran Academy, Valley Lutheran High School, Bourgade High School, Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory, Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix Christian High School, Arizona Collegiate High School, Washington High School, Bioscience High School, Sonoran Science Academy or Career Success Schools.
If you or somebody you care about is facing any type of juvenile criminal charge, arrest, or investigation in the greater Phoenix metro area, including Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler or Gilbert, you need lawyers you can trust and ready to fight for you and your family. Contact us now at Ciccarelli Law Offices. Our team has the track record for success in taking on juvenile and student crime cases. We charge reasonable fees and work with you when you need our help. We have the resources necessary to investigate these cases and ensure that your minor child is treated fairly throughout the entire process. Your Success is our Mission.