Delaware Juvenile Crime Defense Lawyer
Has your child been into trouble in Delaware? If your child or minor you care for gets into trouble, chances are, you need the services of a Delaware juvenile crime defense lawyer. The Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay have more than two decades of experience in criminal cases including juvenile crimes such as juvenile DUI, underage drinking, a misdemeanor, vandalism and other violent crimes.
We will assist your child to avoid any convictions from these juvenile crimes that can affect his future. As we know, any criminal record could have a negative impact on a minor. It could affect his ability to secure a job, obtain a loan or his life in general.
Juvenile crimes include many offenses. It can be any of the following:
- Curfew violation
- Juvenile drug possession
- Juvenile shoplifting
- Juvenile simple assault/misdemeanor
- Juvenile theft/burglary
- Juvenile vandalism
- Juvenile weapons possession
- Possession of alcohol
- Underage DUI of alcohol
- Underage DUI of drugs
- Runaway teenagers
Juvenile penalties can range from a simple verbal warning to juvenile detention. First-time offenders of petty offenses may receive a verbal or written warning from a law enforcement officer. Other offenses may merit fines. A juvenile may also be ordered to serve community service. Other offenses such as DUIs both alcohol and drugs may result in jail time or detention in a juvenile facility. Some penalties, such as those for incorrigible juveniles, include counseling not only of the delinquent but also his parents or guardians.
Expungement of Juvenile Records
In order to protect the youth’s future, it would be best to have his criminal records sealed and expunged. Once the court approves of the expungement, he is no longer obliged to declare anything about his juvenile delinquencies. If you want to seek legal advice about your child’s case or would like to know more about expungement of your child’s juvenile records, contact juvenile crime attorneys at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at (302) 855-9330 or (302) 697-2499. Expungement is quite complicated. If you are not sure how to take the first step, contact the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay now and we will be happy to assist you with your legal needs.