Juvenile Criminal Defense

Spokane Criminal Lawyers

 

The juvenile justice system in Washington State, unlike its counterpart the adult criminal system, is primarily concerned with rehabilitation and targeted treatment of minors who have been charged with or convicted of a crime. In Spokane, prosecutors, law enforcement, and juvenile probation officers wield a significant degree of power and discretion in the handling of cases involving minor’s accused of crimes. However, despite the latitude granted to Washington’s representatives, these cases remain serious.

In Spokane’s juvenile court, children face the specter of detention. What’s more, the consequences of court intervention can carry potentially long-term impacts on a child’s psychological framework, academic performance and employment potential. Therefore, it is critically important that children receive experienced and competent representation in order to ensure that their rights are protected and the long-term impacts of criminal charges are mitigated.

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