Top Hamilton County Juvenile Court Lawyer
25 Years Experience Helping To Protect The Future Of Good Kids In Legal Trouble.
As a parent, I understand the heartbreak of learning that your child has been arrested or in potential legal trouble that can impact an otherwise bright future. With 25 Years experience as a a juvenile defense attorney in Hamilton County, protecting good kids from legal penalty is among the most rewarding of results that I achieve.
The criminal defense representation of a juvenile in Hamilton County is a completely different process from that of an adult. Whereas within an adult prosecution an individual is usually brought before the court following an arrest or summons, a juvenile will often be required to meet with a representative of the juvenile probation department prior to a determination of case charges.
Of course in the most serious of criminal accusations, the juvenile will be required to be detained within the juvenile detention center in Noblesville pending release while a charge is ongoing. However, in the vast majority of juvenile cases, the child (under the age of 18) will be released to the custody of his or her parent(s) while an accusation has been filed or considered by the respective Hamilton County juvenile court prosecutor.
The events following accusations brought against a juvenile in Hamilton County are often critical in securing the most positive legal outcome possible. For those high school aged students who may be facing alcohol or drug related charges, the early intervention of experienced legal counsel can not only play a role in the dismissal of possible juvenile charges, but better yet, the prevention of any criminally related charges whatsoever.
Once A Child Has Been Arrested Or In Receipt Of A Letter From The Hamilton County Probation Department, An Experienced Juvenile Defense Attorney Must Be Called Immediately.
Understanding the the workings of the Hamilton County juvenile court system is essential in safeguarding a child’s educational and/or career prospects when a criminal accusation has been made. It is not enough to know the mere wording of the Indiana juvenile code when defending a child. What is needed is a practical knowledge of how to prepare both child, parent and/or legal guardian for the pre charge procedural process within the Hamilton County juvenile probation department. A process that can play a pivotal factor in regard to the charging decision, or lack thereof, of the screening prosecutor assigned to your child’s case.
With a wealth of experience gained from twenty five years of juvenile case defense, it is my role to help guide both a child and parent as to how to best be protected for a pre charge interview before the probation department officer where warranted. In so doing, I have been pleased to aid in resolving countless juvenile cases toward resolutions that not only result in no form of incarceration and/or detention, but outcomes that result in no case filings at all. When all is said and done, it is far more advantageous for a juvenile to have no filed case charges whatsoever than to have such charges on one’s record to be later subject to dismissal.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to understand the juvenile court process within Noblesville; a process that can often differ significantly from other Indiana counties. Based upon your son or daughter’s unique fact pattern, we’ll work together to pro actively ensure that your child’s future is best preserved to the maximum extent of the law.
Millions of dollars have been devoted to the funding and construction of the most state of the art juvenile detention facility in Noblesville that Indiana has to offer. It stands to reason that local political officials expect that the significant investment of taxpayer dollars in the construction of such a facility will result in the detention of juveniles within the Hamilton County detention center to maximum capacity.
Kids I represent do not get taken advantage of. 25 Years of results in Hamilton County speak to my ability to prevent kids I represent from having productive lives detoured due to bureaucratic or political considerations unrelated to the merits of a juvenile’s specific case allegations.
Call me anytime at no charge. I will be pleased to guide you through the process of making sure that your child is not one taken advantage of by the Hamilton County Juvenile court system.