If your child has recently been charged with an offense or is currently in legal trouble, we understand that you are concerned about their future. Juvenile crimes should be taken very seriously, and our firm is ready to help. Not only can a juvenile arrest affect a young person's future, but if it leads to a conviction, it can lead to serious consequences. It is very important that you speak with a Springfield criminal defense lawyer as soon as you can after the arrest to allow us to get started on your case.
At Cole & Martin Attorneys at Law, LLC, we know what it takes to keep a juvenile out of jail. With more than 30 years of combined experience, including time spent as prosecutors, you can count on us to defend your child's rights. Our experience has allowed us to develop a comprehensive understanding of the processes involved in juvenile law, which we use to provide honest and sound legal guidance.
In the state of Missouri, many crimes can be tried in adult court if the juvenile is old enough and if the offense is serious enough. If your child goes to trial as an adult, they could be facing the consequences that an adult would face if convicted. In these cases, it is especially important to have qualified and experienced counsel in your corner. Hiring a Springfield juvenile crime attorney ensures that your child is protected against the prosecution and has quality legal representation on their side.
Has your child already been convicted of a crime? Depending on the circumstances of the offense, you may be able to appeal for an expungement or to seal their record. There are certain requirements that must be met to do so, which we would be happy to explain.
Is your child currently facing charges for a crime? Contact us today at (417) 213-5441 to make an appointment for a complimentary initial evaluation.