Juvenile Misdemeanors

When a juvenile faces criminal charges, depending on the circumstances, the County attorney, or City attorney may seek to prosecute the minor as an adult. Their election to do so can produce serious long-term and life-changing consequences. Consequently, it is imperative that the charges that have been brought against your child be handled in the juvenile court where the goal is rehabilitation and education, not incarceration. When your child is facing misdemeanor criminal charges, the experienced attorneys at the Dodds Law Firm are prepared to make sure the rights of your child are fully protected throughout the entire litigation process. Our goal is to bring about the best possible legal outcome for your child.

The experienced and skilled attorneys at the Dodds Law Firm are prepared to assist you in the following areas of juvenile misdemeanor criminal law representation:

  • Truancy
  • Underage consumption
  • Shoplifting
  • Drug possession
  • Property vandalism
  • Simple assault

As experienced juvenile law attorneys, we understand the value of rehabilitation rather than incarceration, which will better equip your child with the necessary services and tools to enable them to continue being productive members of our society. We also understand and appreciate the seriousness and the potential long lasting impact your child's misdemeanor charge may have on your child's future educational and occupational options .

At the Dodds Law Firm we take a collaborative team approach to working on your case, and will effectively advocate for options that best advance your child's interests. If and when appropriate, we will work tirelessly to negotiate a plea agreement that best advances the present and future needs of your child. However, when an agreement is not appropriate, the attorneys at the Dodds Law Firm have the necessary trial skills and experience to strongly advocate for your child in the courtroom.