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Juvenile Crime Lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio
Defending Minors from Criminal Convictions
No matter your age or your walk of life, being arrested for a crime is a terrifying experience. Such an experience is even more terrifying for young people who are facing charges. If you are under the age of 18 and are facing criminal charges, or if your minor child has been arrested for a crime, Friedman Nemecek & Long, L.L.C. can help.
Whether the charges are related to an OVI, a violent crime, a theft crime or other offense, you need to do everything possible to protect your child. The criminal process and sentencing for minors is different than it is for adults; juvenile charges should be defended by an attorney that is highly experienced and has a record of success in the juvenile court system. Serious violent crimes may be moved to adult court, which is far more dangerous than juvenile court. All of the actions of our criminal trial attorney are geared to protect the rights and interests of the accused.
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How Are Juvenile Cases Different?
When an adult is arrested for a crime, he or she is usually placed in jail until a hearing takes place or until released on bail. Minors will be placed in a juvenile detention center when accused of a more serious crime. Young offenders who are convicted will be sentenced to juvenile correctional facilities, rather than incarcerated in county jails or state prisons, which prevents them from being detained with adult offenders.
In some cases, however, juveniles will be tried and penalized as adults. It is imperative that you speak with a Cleveland juvenile crime attorney from our firm before the case progresses any further through the system. Our early involvement could be a pivotal factor in the final outcome of the case.
Get Help from Friedman Nemecek & Long, L.L.C.
The more quickly you get in touch with our juvenile crime lawyers, the better it could be for your child. Friedman Nemecek & Long, L.L.C. has handled countless juvenile cases over the years, and will zealously advocate on behalf of a young client, and will fight to see that he or she gets a fair trial. We focus on careful and complete defense case preparation, which can increase the possibility of a favorable verdict.
We are committed to protecting the rights of our minor clients at every step of the process. We can take action to avoid incurring an overly harsh sentence. In many cases, it could be possible to achieve a case dismissal, reduced charge or an acquittal, or the option of alternative sentencing. We provide legal defense services throughout Cuyahoga County and Geauga County.
We must review the facts in the case at once so that we can initiate the defense process. Contact us at once for information or assistance. Our goal is to reduce the consequences and to aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome for your child.
When it comes to a criminal matter, it’s important to have an attorney with trial experience, as they know the people working within the justice system and how to present compelling cases. Our lawyers are skilled litigators and prepared to represent you in court.