Juvenile Offenses

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When A Juvenile Is Charged With A Crime

Being charged with a criminal offense is overwhelming. Criminal charges are even more daunting when the defendant is your child. As a parent, you want to do what is best to protect your child and get them the rehabilitative help they need to get back on track and be successful. At Engle, Kauffman & VanHorn, P.C., we understand that children make mistakes, and we strive to ensure that those mistakes result in life lessons, not life-long penalties.

A criminal record can have an enormous impact on your child’s life, and even hinder your child’s education and employment opportunities well into adulthood. Our experienced attorneys will develop the best strategy to handle the charges, and help you and your child move on with your lives.

Protecting Your Child’s Future

While some juvenile offenses carry relatively minor penalties designed to rehabilitate them, other offenses such as assault, sex offenses and murder can result in serious, life-altering penalties. In some cases, juveniles can even be tried as adults and sent to adult prisons if convicted. With the stakes this high, it is critical that you consult with an aggressive attorney who will fight for your child’s rights and guide you and your child through a difficult time. The attorneys at Engle, Kauffman & VanHorn, P.C., have the knowledge and experience necessary to defend against all types of juvenile charges and to seek a resolution that will put your child on the path to a better future.

Contact Engle, Kauffman & VanHorn, P.C.

If your child has been accused of a juvenile offense, our attorneys will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for your child. Contact us online or by phone at (814) 234-8834 to schedule a free consultation.