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JUVENILE DEFENSE

A Juvenile should never go into the legal system alone.

If your child has been charged with a crime in Nevada, you may question whether your child will go to jail or have a permanent criminal record, or wonder if you can be held financially responsible for their offense. Regardless of the offense, the juvenile justice system can be stressful and confusing.

For many crimes committed by juveniles, it will be important to hire an experienced juvenile defense attorney to help your child achieve the best possible defense for their particular situation. Most criminal defense attorneys concentrate their practice on adult cases and rarely practice in juvenile court. Because of this, these criminal defense attorneys often lack the experience & knowledge to effectively represent children in juvenile court.

In many cases, the punishments for first time juvenile offenses are not harsh however, if not handled properly, the decision to accept the punishment could have a devastating impact on your child in the future. In some cases, juvenile offenses can result in a permanent criminal record, affect your child’s future employment and educational opportunities, or result in detention or imprisonment. For juveniles who commit multiple offenses or serious violent crimes, a child may be certified as an adult or automatically considered to be an adult.

The O’Mara Law Firm will strive to help you and your child receive the best possible outcome for allegedly committing a juvenile offense in Nevada.

Since 2006, David O’Mara has vigorously defended juveniles against misdemeanor and felony charges in both the juvenile court and the Nevada Supreme Court. David possesses an enhanced level of knowledge, skill and experience in juvenile law. Few criminal defense attorneys have dedicated their practice to juvenile law. If you are a parent whose child is facing a juvenile delinquency case, it is very important to get an experienced juvenile defense attorney to help your child. David’s winning track record shows that the O’Mara Law Firm, P.C. provides effective representation for children.

Although David handles cases primarily in Washoe County, he is available to handle juvenile cases throughout Nevada.

Like all information in this website, this information is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information is subject to the disclaimer.