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Juvenile Crimes in Arizona


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Juvenile crimes are offenses committed by children under 18 years of age. They include many of the same crimes perpetrated by adults, such as murder, assault, rape, sexual abuse, drug possession, robbery and burglary, as well as underage drinking and DUI, possession of a fake ID and curfew violations. In most situations, a juvenile charged with a crime will have their case adjudicated by a judge in the juvenile justice system. If the juvenile committed an offense that was extremely violent, the child may be charged as an adult and the case heard in the adult court system.


If your son or daughter has been arrested for a crime, contact a Scottsdale criminal defense lawyer for immediate legal representation. Regardless of the offense, a skilled defense attorney will work to keep your child within the juvenile system, which seeks to rehabilitate rather than punish offenders.


Scottsdale Juvenile Crimes Lawyer


When a minor is arrested for a crime, they may be kept in custody, or released to their parents. The judge will determine whether or not the juvenile remains in jail based on several factors such as:


  • The juvenile's potential threat to others
  • The likelihood of the minor returning for their court hearing
  • The possibility that the juvenile might harm themselves or others
  • The juvenile needs to appear in another jurisdiction


The Law Offices of Randolph D. Toscano, PLLC can provide the skilled legal counsel you will need if a member of your family is facing charges for committing a juvenile crime. The juvenile system has its own rules and procedures. I have assisted many families with legal problems involving minors, and can help you understand your child's criminal case and what to expect from the prosecution.


Whenever possible, I will negotiate for reduced charges or case dismissal. I can also be counted on to protect your child's rights at all times during legal proceedings.

 firm for valuable legal advice if your child has been charged with a crime.

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