Juvenile Crimes
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Winston-Salem Juvenile Crimes Lawyer

Defending Against Juvenile Crime Charges in Forsyth & Guilford Counties

Juvenile crimes can be complex and sensitive legal matters that require the expertise of a seasoned legal professional. At Eustache Law, we recognize the unique challenges that juvenile crime cases present, and our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to providing comprehensive and effective legal representation for clients in Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas. 

Call Eustache Law today at (336) 827-9208 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our juvenile crimes attorney in Winston-Salem!

Common Types of Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile offenses encompass a range of criminal activities that minors may be involved in. Understanding these common types of juvenile crimes is crucial for navigating the legal landscape:

  • Underage Drinking: Unlawful consumption of alcohol by minors.
  • Drug Possession: Possession of controlled substances, including marijuana or prescription drugs, without a valid prescription.
  • Shoplifting and Theft: Stealing merchandise from stores or engaging in theft-related offenses.
  • Assault: Physical or verbal altercations resulting in harm or the threat of harm.
  • Vandalism: Willful destruction of property belonging to others.
  • Cybercrimes: Offenses involving online harassment, cyberbullying, or unauthorized access to computer systems.

What are the Penalties for Juvenile Crimes in North Carolina?

Juvenile crime convictions in North Carolina can lead to various penalties, each dependent on the nature and severity of the offense. Understanding these potential consequences is vital:

  • Counseling or Rehabilitation Programs: Juveniles may be required to attend counseling or rehabilitation programs as part of their sentence.
  • Community Service: Courts may order community service as a way for juveniles to give back to the community.
  • Probation: Juveniles may be placed on probation, requiring regular check-ins with a probation officer.
  • Fines: Monetary penalties may be imposed on the juvenile or their family.
  • Juvenile Detention: The court may order juvenile detention as punishment in more severe cases.
  • Permanent Record: A juvenile crime conviction can become a permanent part of the minor's record, affecting future opportunities.

How to Defend Against Juvenile Crimes

Mounting a strong defense is essential when facing juvenile crime charges. Our experienced attorneys at Eustache Law explore various defenses to protect the rights and interests of our clients:

  • Lack of Intent: Demonstrating that the juvenile did not intend to commit the alleged offense.
  • False Accusations: Uncovering evidence that supports the claim of false accusations or mistaken identity.
  • Fourth Amendment Violations: Challenging evidence obtained through illegal searches or seizures.
  • Inadequate Miranda Warnings: Ensuring the juvenile's rights were communicated correctly during the arrest.
  • Parental Notification Issues: Addressing failures in notifying parents or legal guardians during the legal process.

Will My Child Be Tried as an Adult?

In North Carolina, juveniles who are 14 years of age or older can be charged as adults for certain types of crimes. This means that juvenile offenders will be tried in adult court and subject to full penalties if convicted. Having a skilled lawyer in your corner is essential if you face criminal charges as a juvenile. At Eustache Law, we understand that juvenile offenders are still developing and may have made poor choices. However, we also know that the consequences of being found guilty can be life-altering.

Contact Our Winston-Salem Juvenile Crimes Attorney Today

We encourage you to contact Eustache Law immediately if you face juvenile crime charges. Our Winston-Salem juvenile crime attorney can review the details of your case and discuss possible defense strategies with you. Additionally, we can discuss the possible consequences of your charges and help you understand what you are up against.

Contact Eustache Law today to meet with our juvenile crimes lawyer in Winston-Salem!

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