Tucson Criminal Defense Law Firm
Growing up is all about enjoying new experiences, making minor mistakes and finding learning opportunities. Unfortunately, when mistakes involve criminal actions, criminal penalties often are the result.
Because the juvenile court system operates differently than the adult court system, it is important to have a defense attorney familiar with both. At Sherick & Bleier, PLLC, in Tucson, we represent young people facing criminal charges in Arizona. Contact our firm to discuss how we can help you.
To speak with experienced Tucson lawyers about juvenile offenses and adjudications in confidence, please call 520-318-3939. Se habla español.
Not All Childhood Mistakes Disappear At Age 18
Conviction for juvenile offenses is known as adjudication. More than a slap on the wrist, adjudication can have a lasting effect on juveniles regardless of age. Common juvenile offenses include:
- Drug Possession and Other Drug Crimes
- Underage Alcohol Consumption
- Shoplifting and Theft
- Drunk Driving
Unfortunately, an adjudication does not disappear once a juvenile becomes 18 years old. Rather, repercussions can last 10 to 15 years beyond adjudication. For example, a drunk driving conviction will remain on a criminal and driving record beyond age 18, potentially impacting driving privileges, job opportunities and insurance rates.
Further, as laws governing juvenile offenses have become stricter. Many of those adjudicated of sex crimes may be required to register as sex offenders beyond the age of adulthood. In some situations, juveniles charged with certain crimes can be transferred to adult court.
Contact Sherick & Bleier
Having begun his career as a juvenile defender, Attorney Adam Bleier understands the concerns of minors and their families as well as the severe future implications of a conviction. Representing children from both white collar and blue collar families, he is fully devoted to protecting rights, freedom and futures of his clients.
To discuss juvenile offenses and adjudications, please contact our firm. We understand the current and future impact juvenile records can have on individuals, and we work to obtain outcomes in the best interest of our clients. From assaults occurring on school campuses to underage alcohol consumption, Attorneys Steve Sherick and Adam Bleier are able to provide solid defense.
If the outcome is important to you, you should retain the services of an Arizona Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist* with over 30 years of experience.
Sherick & Bleier
Tucson Criminal Defense Attorneys
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* Criminal Law Specialist Attorney Certification by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
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