Juvenile Defense Attorneys In Salt Lake City

Criminal Law Attorneys Dedicated To Helping Utah Teens & Children In Trouble

When children under the age 18 find themselves in legal trouble, it is a blessing juvenile consequences are less severe than what adults would face in similar situations. In our criminal justice system, the punishment for both children and adults are very different. There is a distinct difference between how the two are treated in order to give children the chance for rehabilitation. For this reason, the juvenile justice system focuses less on punishment, which is not always the case in the adult criminal justice system.

Because we are only human, your son or daughter will make mistakes; including succumbing to peer pressure, getting involved with the wrong group of friends, or developing a drinking or drug problem at an early age. In order to deal with the problem immediately, it is most important for you as a parent to find the help your child needs. You can protect your child’s future by enlisting the aid of an experienced Utah juvenile crimes lawyer. At Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen our skilled attorneys understand the importance of your son or daughter's future and we will fight to achieve the best possible outcome.

Juvenile Offenses

According to juvenile crime statistics, one million juvenile crime cases are processed through the juvenile court system each year and 200,000 are processed through the adult legal system. The most common types of juvenile charges include the following:

  • Underage alcohol possession
  • Drug possession or sale
  • Underage DUI, alcohol consumption or public intoxication
  • Curfew violations and juvenile delinquency
  • Criminal mischief- damaging of property
  • Theft or vandalism, including auto theft
  • Assault and battery by juveniles
  • Breaking and entering or trespassing
  • Juvenile sexual assaults

When a child is faced with a Juvenile offense, they have many options that can prevent them from having a life-altering criminal record. Children are frequently given the option of counseling, community service, treatment programs or similar alternatives in exchange for a reduced length of sentence and/or charges. At Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen, your Salt Lake City juvenile defense attorney understands the importance of a rehabilitative sentence; which helps juveniles break or avoid destructive patterns. This break could ultimately prevent them from entering into the adult criminal justice system. We believe your child deserves a chance for rehabilitation and a more punitive sentence is not always the best form of justice.

Don’t Gamble With Your Child’s Future. An Experienced Juvenile Crimes Lawyer In Salt Lake City Is Prepared To Support You & Your Child.

At Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen, we are committed to protecting the well-being and future of your child. Children who make mistakes do not normally deserve the full force of the law. We believe they deserve a chance to get the help they need in order to get back on track. Our experienced juvenile defense lawyers in Utah are prepared to effectively handle your child’s case in a professional manner. For more information on our qualifications, call our firm at (801) 964-1200 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.