Juvenile

How juvenile crimes can follow you forever

Some people think that just because a person is young, they cannot find themselves in real trouble. The reality of the situation is that children and minors can often make mistakes that can affect their adult lives. The juvenile justice system is ideally created to help minors learn from their mistakes and change course before going down the wrong path as adults. This means that the court is likely to...

Your Misdemeanor Case Matters – Juvenile Cases Matter Too

I was reminded this week how the impact of hiring an attorney could last long after a jury has reached a verdict, a settlement has been made, or a case has been dismissed. Many attorneys focus on the "big" cases – serious felonies, federal charges, large civil suits – they forget how important a "little" case can be. My practice consists of both big and little cases, and I like it that way. I love...

Juvenile Criminal Defense

Under Utah law, a juvenile is someone who is under the age of 21 and has broken or violated the law – whether the law is local, state, or federal – before their eighteenth birthday. Youths under the age of fourteen are not responsible for criminal conduct or the violation of laws. When a juvenile commits a crime, the case is taken and tried before the juvenile court system, and only under...

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