Juvenile Charges

Phil Weinberg on Juvenile Charges

Call Attorney Phil Weinberg at (425) 455-4784 for a free consultation.

The decisions a young person makes can have an outsized impact on his or her adult life. A juvenile offense can have a serious effect on your child’s educational and employment prospects. If your son or daughter made a bad decision or is accused of doing so, an accomplished lawyer can be instrumental in mitigating the potential damage of a juvenile offense. I am juvenile criminal defense attorney. If your child is facing charges, I will work diligently to provide effective, creative strategies to help him or her through this difficult and frightening time.

With over 25 years’ of legal experience, I have taken on all types of juvenile charges, including:

  • Underage DUI
  • Criminal mischief
  • Shoplifting and other theft
  • Drug crimes
  • Assault and other Violent Crimes

While the purpose of juvenile court is to help offenders rehabilitate themselves, a strong advocate, such as myself, can play a vital role in protecting your child’s rights.

Seeking Out The Best Possible Solution

In every case, whether I am representing an adult or a minor, my first goal is to obtain a dismissal of the charges. When dismissal is not a viable option, I will push hard to have your child enrolled in a diversion program, which allows juveniles to make restitution and complete community service. If the program is completed, the charge will not be placed on your child’s public criminal record.

I understand the potential long-term consequences of any conviction. If under the circumstances of the case, a plea agreement is the best case scenario, I will file a motion with the court to seal the court records at the conclusion of the case. This way, your child’s offense will not be visible to background-checking companies or other interested parties.

Call Attorney Phil Weinberg at (425) 455-4784 for a free consultation.