Chesapeake Juvenile Defense Lawyer
When young people are arrested for alleged criminal activity, they worry that their lives are over before they have truly begun. Successfully handling a juvenile criminal charge is about more than just securing a plea deal or not-guilty verdict. It is about handling the case in such a way as to prevent the alleged mistake from ruining a child’s life. At Jankell & Ireland, we are committed to protecting the constitutional rights and futures of young people who face criminal allegations in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region.
Underage Possession Of Alcohol And Other Common Juvenile Crimes
As Chesapeake juvenile defense attorneys, we have represented young people accused of all types of crimes, including:
- Underage alcohol possession
- Drug possession
- Crimes on school property
A criminal record can severely limit a young person’s future. Young people can lose access to scholarships, financial aid and become ineligible for military service. Our role is to take proactive steps to minimize the impact that a criminal charge may have on your child’s life. Negotiating with prosecutors to reduce or eliminate the charges, expungement and record sealing are all possibilities for protecting your child’s future. When you meet with our lawyers, we will review the charges that your child is facing and determine whether these are viable options for your child.
Navigating the criminal justice system is always a challenge, but it can be particularly difficult for young people. We are committed to providing guidance and support as your case makes its way through the system.