The juvenile system, when functioning as intended, is designed to provide youthful offenders with an opportunity to turn their lives around and enter adult life without a criminal record. However, if a young person is charged with a juvenile crime and the matter is not handled properly, the consequences can be life changing. At Dickman Law Offices, we have extensive experience in representing children and adolescents charged with juvenile offenses.
Has your child been charged with a juvenile offense?
Make sure that he or she has a lawyer present when speaking with police or prosecutors. Contact our Covington firm for a free consultation with juvenile crime attorney Paul J. Dickman. Call 859-446-1590.
Types of Crimes
Attorney Paul J. Dickman represents juveniles facing charges for a wide range of offenses in Kentucky and the greater Cincinnati, Ohio areas:
- Drug crimes
- DUI/drunk driving
- Possession of alcohol
- Theft, burglary, robbery, shoplifting
- Assault and battery
- Sex offenses
- Computer crime
- Traffic violations
- Arson, vandalism
- Murder and manslaughter
When Children Face the Criminal Justice System
The criminal justice system is often confusing and frightening to young people. Unsure of their surroundings, they may make statements to police or prosecutors, which can permanently and irreversibly damage their cases. During your free consultation, we will explain the possible outcomes for a juvenile crime conviction, tell you exactly what to expect, and offer strategies for juvenile court.
Possible Methods of Defense
Juvenile court proceedings are completely confidential, meaning the hearings are private, and juvenile criminal records may be expunged. There are excellent juvenile diversionary programs available as alternatives to jail or prison, but if the case is handled improperly, the young person may be tried as an adult, possibly facing far more serious consequences than necessary.
If your child has been arrested, is under investigation, or has been charged with a juvenile offense call 859-446-1590 or e-mail for a free consultation. At Dickman Law, we represent young people from Covington, Newport, Fort Thomas, and other Kentucky/Ohio communities, as well as the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area.