When someone under the age of 18 commits a crime in Arizona, they are typically charged as a juvenile instead of as an adult. The state has different laws and processes for dealing with juveniles, including different punishments.
This is not to say that crimes committed by a juvenile should be taken lightly. Juvenile crimes are very serious and need to be handled in just the right way. Some juvenile crime convictions come with strong punishments, such as time in jail and heavy fines. Having a strong juvenile criminal defense attorney like Kyle T. Green in your corner can be the difference in whether you or your child is convicted or not.
Types of Juvenile Crimes
Even though we call them “juvenile crimes,” there isn’t too much difference between the crimes committed by a minor and an adult. Some of the more common juvenile crimes committed in Arizona include the following:
- Drug Crimes
- Aggravated Assault
- Sex Crimes
- Gang Crimes
- Hate Crimes
These are just some of the many crimes that minor in Arizona have committed in the past.
The biggest difference between a crime committed by an adult and the same crime committed by a minor, is the way the minor is charged, prosecuted and punished. Arizona lawmakers and law enforcement agencies will punish a minor according to the crime they committed. The goal is to deter the minor from committing other crimes down the road as an adult.
Your Juvenile Crimes Attorney – Kyle T. Green
The right attorney can play a major role at each step in the juvenile crimes process. I have personally worked with many minors as clients in the past helping them to overcome and defend their charges. I have seen firsthand how a criminal conviction can affect a young person. The consequences go on for many years. My goal is to prepare and provide a solid defense so that my young clients do not have to deal with those long-reaching consequences.
Having spent time as a prosecuting attorney for the state of Arizona, I have unique insight into how the state will approach any juvenile crime case. This experience can be helpful in all stages of a case, including trial and sentencing.
Complimentary Case Review
If you are a minor or are a parent of a minor who is facing juvenile crimes charges, please call my office as soon as possible. We’ll start with a complimentary case review, which allows me to become more familiar with your case and examine any evidence pertaining to your case.
Call my office today at 480-331-7568. Let’s set up a time to review your case and build a strong defense.