When parents find a child in the juvenile delinquency system, the path forward may seem daunting. Many parents experience a wide range of emotions and oftentimes all at once. Parents are often shocked at allegations accusing their child of a criminal act. In many cases, parents want their child to take immediate responsibility for the child’s actions without fully knowing and understanding the nature of the allegations, the potential consequences and or the potential collateral consequences of such acts.
Ultimately, cooperation may be a good path forward for the youth, but it is important to understand the possible outcomes and probable solutions to these issues before discussing the case with anyone, but the youth’s attorney—including not having parent/child discussions. Parents risk making themselves witnesses against their own child by holding such discussions.
We seek to protect the youth’s rights throughout the entire process. With our experience in handling juvenile delinquency matters, we will guide you through the juvenile delinquency system. We prepare each case to challenge the allegations made, always in search of the best results for our clients.
Contact our office and schedule an appointment to come see us. We are here to help you through this anxiety-provoking process.
Jennifer I. Nash and Nicolas Ortiz each has over 17 years of experience handling Juvenile Dependency cases. These types of cases involve allegations of abuse or neglect toward a child. Not all involve criminal charges, but many situations can lead to charges under certain circumstances.
It is also not uncommon for allegations of abuse to surface while in the midst of a divorce.
We are here to help you through the process whether you believe abuse has occurred by your child’s other parent, or you have been accused of abusing your child. When the allegations come about during a divorce, they present complicated scenarios that need prompt legal attention. Come see us and we can guide you through this process and advise you on how best to proceed.