Berks County Juvenile Crimes
Criminal Attorney in Reading, Pennsylvania
In most cases, a child under the age of 18 who is arrested for a criminal offense will be charged with a juvenile crime. There are some exceptions, such as cases of serious violent crime and cases in which the child is older than 16. No parent wants to see their child convicted of a serious offense, so it is essential to your child's future that you have skilled representation on your side that can help you effectively pursue the results that your child needs. There are many different offenses that your child could be charged with; the following are some common juvenile offenses that my firm handles:
- Underage drinking
- Drug possession
- Sex crimes
While your child may be given rehabilitative sentencing for crimes such as underage drinking and theft, it is important to recognize that they could face serious penalties for violent offenses such as sex crimes and murder. The state of Pennsylvania hands down harsh penalties for juvenile murderers. As recently as 2012, a juvenile could be tried, convicted, and sentenced as an adult for murder and could face life without parole as a penalty. If your child is charged with a felony offense, then it is important to recognize that this is a record that will follow them and affect them for the rest of their life. Obtain representation from the top criminal defense attorney in Reading to defend against your juvenile crime charges.
How Curtis E. Barnes, Attorney at Law Can Help You
I am Curtis E. Barnes, Attorney at Law, and I know how to help you pursue the results that your child needs for their future. As a Reading criminal attorney with experience as a former prosecutor, I have seen the effects of severe penalties for juveniles, and you can be sure that I will put the full extent of my experience to work for you if you choose my firm. Looking for an attorney for your criminal case in Reading? Contact a Berks County criminal defense lawyer from my office today to discuss the charges that your child faces and to retain my services in representing their case in court.