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Ohio criminal law: Is your child facing criminal charges?

No parent wants to get a call from the police saying that his or her child has been arrested. Unfortunately, you have found yourself in this position and now you are wondering what you should do and how you can help your child. An attorney experienced in criminal law in Ohio will be able to answer any questions you might have.

It is not uncommon for kids to make mistakes. When they do, hopefully, they learn and use better judgment the next time around. Unfortunately, when criminal charges come into play, their mistakes can have lifelong consequences. Some people mistakenly believe that a juvenile record will not come back to hurt them later, but the truth is having a juvenile record can affect your child's chances of getting into college, obtaining a good job, securing a place to live as an adult and obtaining any sort of bank account or lines of credit.

The most commonly seen juvenile offenses in the state of Ohio include shoplifting, drug and/or alcohol-related crimes, vandalism, school crimes and various traffic violations -- among a number of others. If your child ends up in juvenile court, the potential consequences can be severe -- more severe than you might think is appropriate. Legal counsel who has experience handling juvenile cases may be able to help by seeking to dismiss charges or minimize consequences, and requesting to have your child's record sealed. To learn more about how a criminal law attorney may be able to assist your child, please take a moment and visit our firm's website.

No matter your child's age, no matter the charges filed against him or her, your child has the right to a criminal defense. Your child has the right to fight for the best outcome possible. With an experienced criminal law attorney at your child's side, he or she will have the assistance needed to seek a favorable outcome. 

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