Virginia Beach Juvenile Crimes Lawyer
As children grow older and gain independence, many are heavily influenced by their peers, for better or for worse. Young and impressionable, children and teens make mistakes. Some make more serious mistakes, though, that land them in legal trouble which could result in lasting consequences.
At The Law Office of Elizabeth K. Barnes, I represent children and young adults facing both felony and misdemeanor charges. I handle charges ranging from underage drinking or possession of illegal substances to theft charges and also violent crimes. All of these charges must be taken very seriously.
Norfolk Underage Drinking Attorney
Many young people have been caught drinking underage or in possession of marijuana. I am skilled in working with these cases to mitigate the charges and the consequences.
Many times with juvenile offenders, the court is hoping to give the offender a second chance. I make the most of these opportunities, putting together creative solutions and alternatives to detention or serious sentencing. In the juvenile court system, options are available. I will work to optimize the child’s chances of avoiding being incarcerated in juvenile detention or committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice, which could result in the juvenile’s incarceration until age 21.
Virginia Beach Juvenile Crimes Attorney
At The Law Office of Elizabeth K. Barnes, I practice regularly in the juvenile court system, and I have a strong understanding of family law and protective orders. This gives me an advantage in the system, and I put that to work for my clients.
Unlike other firms that practice primarily in the adult criminal system, I have a great deal of experience in the juvenile justice system. I understand how the system works, and I understand that children and teenagers make mistakes. I will work with the court to find a way to avoid convictions and lasting consequences.