Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer
Contrary to what may be your initial reaction, juvenile crimes are in some ways much more serious than adult criminal cases. Juveniles in trouble with the law run the risk of being denied entrance to college, of losing eligibility for certain jobs or having a hard time finding employment, and facing serious criminal penalties. Just one criminal conviction can also negatively affect a teen's confidence and belief in success.
Contact Burroughs Law Office, P.C., in Virginia Beach. As a father, attorney Lawren D. Burroughs understands the need to protect children from the dangers of associating with "bad groups" and the importance of rehabilitating troubled juveniles so they can lead healthy, productive lives.
As a skilled juvenile defense lawyer, he knows how to negotiate effectively with prosecutors and judges to help minimize the serious consequences associated with juvenile crimes. In many cases, caring, effective advocacy has helped reduce the charges and penalties faced by his clients.
Experienced Criminal Defense for a Variety of Juvenile Crimes
Our firm represents juveniles facing all kinds of criminal charges, including:
- Curfew Violations
- Underage drinking (minor in possession) or DUI
- Drug Possession
- Possession of a Deadly Weapon
- Other Juvenile Crimes
Whether your child faces a serious criminal charge and could at risk of being tried as an adult or was arrested for simple trespassing, we provide zealous defense. We can help minimize potentially harsh consequences and help him or her move forward from the incident.
One way we do this is by protecting a juvenile's record. An offense committed as a teen does not need to affect his or her life as an adult. Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to have the charge expunged from the criminal record or sealed from public viewing. Attorney Burroughs will determine which option, if any, is possible in your case.
We Care About Your Child's Future
At Burroughs Law Office, we are dedicated to helping your child get the best possible outcome, including any counseling or treatment he or she may need to have a positive future. We believe that our clients are not bad kids, but kids in bad situations.
The bottom line is that we care. Let us help. Contact us today for a free introductory consultation.