Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs there is. We want to protect our children, while at the same time, teach them the difference between right and wrong. When they make a mistake, it may be difficult to decide what to do. When a child under the age of 18 breaks the law, they are tried in juvenile court. They are not considered “criminals,” they are referred to as “delinquents.” The Little Rock, Arkansas attorneys at Benca & Johnston are experienced in reaching alternative deals with the juvenile court system. Contact our office today for a free consultation and learn how we may be able to help your child.
Little Rock attorneys protecting the future of Juveniles
Juvenile cases are technically not considered to be criminal matters. To a parent, however, this will seem like a distinction without a difference. When an Arkansas juvenile is charged with a crime they may still be in custody, will have to appear before a Judge, and may be facing incarceration. So while these matters are not considered criminal proceedings, they certainly will feel as such to the juvenile and his or her family.
Our office has been successful in gaining young people a second chance. We have successfully guided children charged with delinquency into alternatives that are typically only available in the juvenile system, such as special programs and treatment centers. When your child turns 18 then their record will be sealed, and unable to negatively impact their future. If your son or daughter is accused of breaking the law, one fear you may have is that their future is ruined. Parents often worry that having an infraction on their child’s record will impact their ability to get into college, apply for the military, find employment, or that they will have to deal with a social stigma in the community. Our Little Rock, Arkansas criminal lawyers will work to make sure this is not the case. Call our experienced attorneys today to find out how we can help your child. Call 501-353-0024.
Arkansas attorneys providing legal counsel for families
If your child is accused of a crime in juvenile court, it is important that they understand the gravity of the legal process. Our attorneys are able to explain to juveniles their legal options, the consequences of not abiding by plea negotiation rules, and the severity of re-offending, in terms that young adults are able to understand. We are compassionate, yet firm, in our approach to dealing with juveniles. We work to help them understand the legal consequences of their actions. We welcome input from families and provide sit-down meetings with all of the concerned family members involved to discuss legal options. When your child is in trouble, you need an attorney who is compassionate but honest about the situation. The attorneys at Benca & Johnston are both. Contact our office today.