Has your child been arrested? Perhaps few things are more discomfiting to a parent than having their young child get into trouble with the law. If your child was guilty of the crime, or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, you will need an expert criminal lawyer to guide you through the legal process and skillfully defend the case.
Just because an accused child is under the age of 21 does not protect that child from serious, harsh penalties that could be applied in the event of a conviction. Sometimes there is even an attempt to transfer a juvenile crime case to an adult court.
Juvenile crime convictions can carry some of the following penalties:
- Community service
- Costly fines
- Jail or even prison time
20 years of service
Chapman & Bowling has over twenty years of juvenile crime defense. We are sensitive to the distress parents and their children endure in these sort of cases, and can supply you with answers and reassurance during this difficult time.
Contact a criminal lawyer in La Plata, Waldorf, Lexington Park
Contact us now at Chapman & Bowling so we can start taking measures to protect your child. In some instances we may be able to persuade the prosecution and court towards a more lenient verdict, obtaining a warning or probation instead of incurring criminal charges. We represent clients throughout Maryland with law offices in La Plata, Waldorf and Lexington Park, and other locations available by appointment.