Berry Law represents clients of all ages, including young adults and their parents. When teens and college students are in legal trouble, the potential consequences could define the entire course of their lives. Minors who have been charged with a criminal offense are facing a very serious situation. Reach out to a Lincoln juvenile defense attorney at Berry Law today to understand the entire scope of implications.
The future costs of a criminal conviction are often magnified for young adults. A criminal matter that could be a mere inconvenience for an adult might instead cost a teen their opportunities to attend college, receive scholarships, join the military, or get their first job. The loss of future earning potential is often vastly more devastating than the cost of a fine.
Likewise, early convictions can impact future sentencing in the event of future legal trouble. The juvenile criminal lawyers at Berry Law work diligently to help minors avoid problems and mitigate the damage of future problems.
When You or Your Child Need Solutions, Turn to a Juvenile Defense Attorney at Berry Law
Being charged with a crime can be terrifying, and navigating the juvenile court process is often confusing and intimidating. If a minor is charged as an adult, they will experience the same treatment adult criminals receive. Frequently a teen or their parents can get stuck in a mental loop of reviewing what happened and focusing on the negatives of the situation. This is when you need a strong advocate on your side.
The juvenile attorneys at Berry Law can help take the weight off of your shoulders by crafting an effective defense or working to negotiate a sentence reduction that can allow you to focus on the future. We’ll help you find the light at the end of the tunnel.
The options for teen criminal defense depend on the circumstances of each case, and a criminal defense attorney can help advise how to best fight a case. For some young adults, the right answer may be to enter juvenile pretrial diversion, while for others it may be worth fighting the charges in court. Our teen and juvenile defense attorneys focus on determining the best interests of our clients and working to limit the possible damage to future opportunities.
Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyers Must Understand the Adult Problems Minors Can Face
While some offenses are specific to younger people, such as the charges of Minor in Possession (MIP) of alcohol or cigarettes, or Minor misrepresenting age (having a fake ID), young adults can also be charged with adult crimes, including:
- Murder or Attempted Murder
- 1st or 2nd Degree Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Child Pornography
- Possession of Marijuana or other drugs
- Terroristic Threats and Cyber Bullying
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Violent Crimes
The juvenile defense attorneys at Berry Law represent minors in very serious cases and we know the intricacies of juvenile justice in both juvenile court and adult criminal court.
Minors May Face Troubles Above and Beyond Criminal Penalties
Teens and young adults facing criminal charges may also face administrative and civil actions outside the courtroom that can impact their future for years or decades. Even without a criminal conviction, a young life can be derailed by a school expulsion or other disciplinary action.
Fortunately, a dedicated juvenile defense attorney can help fight to protect the rights of students charged with criminal or administrative offenses. A school policy forbidding bullying may rely on ambiguous language that infringes on the legal rights of the accused student. A disciplinary review board of sexual misconduct based on Title IX policy can endanger a student’s future without providing sufficient legal protections.
Reach Out to a Juvenile Defense Attorney at Berry Law to Protect Yourself or Your Child
The protective and proactive Lincoln juvenile criminal lawyers at Berry Law help students and their parents fight criminal charges and preserve their rights. Our juvenile law attorneys know Nebraska law and we are dedicated to protecting the futures of children while pursuing justice.
If you need experienced and aggressive legal counsel, please contact Berry Law at 402-466-8444 to discuss your situation.