Elkton Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Bel Air Maryland Juvenile Crimes Attorney

A criminal or misdemeanor conviction will exert long term consequences on your child’s life. This is especially true of a juvenile who is convicted of felony, DUI or other serious crime. If you are the parent or guardian of a child who has been arrested of a crime you most likely have some concerns such as:

  • What impact will a conviction have on my child’s future?
  • Will a conviction effect my child’s permanent record?
  • What will sentencing or sentencing options be?
  • If fines are imposed am I responsible for paying them?

If your child has been accused of a crime or misdemeanor in Cecil County or Harford County, Maryland please contact The Law Office of John P. Downs at 410-398-0313. You can also email a Bel Air Maryland Juvenile Crimes Attorney here. Mr. Downs is a skilled Maryland Juvenile Crime Defense Lawyer with many years experience serving the accused in Maryland. Call Mr. Downs immediately to discuss protecting your child’s future and reputation.

Maryland Juvenile Crimes

Juveniles are very often accused of similar crimes that an adult is accused of. Some of these include:

  • Drunk Driving
  • Drugged Driving
  • Traffic Violations
  • Drug Charges
  • Shoplifitng/Theft
  • Violent Crimes
  • Misdemeanors

Consequences Of Conviction

In Maryland, if a crime is serious enough your child may be tried as an adult. This may apply to a violent crime or perhaps a sex offense. In many cases a juvenile will be tried as a minor. Typical penalties can range from fines, court costs, community service to probation or serving time in a detention center. Penalties are directly related to the severity of the crime as well as the child’s criminal history. Often times a conviction as a juvenile can be wiped away via an expungement once the child reaches age 18.

Contact An Elkton Maryland Juvenile Matters Lawyer

If your child has been accused of a DUI, a drug crime, a misdemeanor or any other crime it behooves you, and your child, to have an experienced Cecil County Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyer on your side to protect your child’s rights, their future and their reputation. Call The Law Office of John P. Downs by dialing 410-398-0313. Or, click here to email Harford County DUI Attorney John P. Downs.