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Juvenile Delinquency Attorney in Corvallis

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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.

Speak with a Corvallis juvenile delinquency lawyer from Nash, Ortiz & Demarest, P.C. today. Call us at (541) 243-0678 to schedule a consultation.

Juvenile Proceedings vs. Adult Proceedings

Cases involving minors who committed a delinquent act or a criminal offense are automatically sent to a juvenile court. While the delinquent act may range from simple trespassing or vandalism to a more serious delinquency such as drug-related or sex offenses, it is important that the child’s case remains in the juvenile court.

How does a juvenile proceeding differ from adult proceedings?

  • Hearings are heard only by a judge; there is no trial by jury when minors are involved
  • Judges follow certain guidelines and must act with the child’s best interest in mind
  • The ultimate goal in a juvenile court is not to punish the minor but to rehabilitate
  • Juvenile records are automatically expunged once the child turns 18

However, there are some instances in Oregon wherein a child’s case can be transferred to an adult court such as when a child of at least 15 years of age has committed murder or aggravated murder.

Reach Out to a Corvallis Juvenile Lawyer Today

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 at (541) 243-0678 and schedule an appointment to come see us. We are here to help you through this anxiety-provoking process.

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  1. We are prepared to put extensive trial experience to work for you.
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  3. Our confidence in the courtroom produces favorable results.
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