Supportive Juvenile Defense Attorneys in Salt Lake City

Experienced criminal law lawyers dedicated to helping Utah teens and kids in trouble

When boys and girls under age 18 find themselves in legal trouble, they are often lucky enough to face lesser consequences than adults in similar situations. Kids and adults are treated differently because the juvenile justice system focuses much more on rehabilitation and less on punishment than the adult criminal justice system does.

If your son or daughter makes a mistake, succumbs to peer pressure, falls in with the wrong group of friends, or develops a drinking or drug problem at an early age, it is most important that he or she get help dealing with that problem. You can protect your child’s rights and future by enlisting the support of a Utah juvenile crimes lawyer from Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen. A skilled attorney understands how to achieve the best possible result for your son or daughter.

Types of juvenile offenses

The most common types of juvenile charges include the following:

  • Underage alcohol possession
  • Drug possession or sale
  • Underage DUI, alcohol consumption or public intoxication
  • Curfew violations and juvenile delinquency
  • Criminal mischief, the breaking or damaging of property
  • Theft or vandalism, including auto theft
  • Assault and battery by juveniles
  • Trespassing or breaking and entering
  • Juvenile sexual assaults

Whereas adults charged with many of these crimes would clearly face jail time and/or substantial fines, often juveniles can complete counseling, community service, treatment programs or similar alternatives in exchange for reduced charges and length of sentence. Your Salt Lake City juvenile defense attorney from Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen understands that rehabilitative sentences help juveniles break or avoid destructive patterns that could ultimately land them in the adult criminal justice system. We work with you to avoid the alternative — a punitive sentence that simply punishes.

Don’t gamble with your child’s future. An empathetic juvenile crimes lawyer in Salt Lake City is here to help you and your son or daughter.

At Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen, we are committed to the long-term well-being of your child. Kids who make mistakes do not usually deserve to be punished with the full force of the law — they deserve a chance to get back on track. Our juvenile defense lawyers in Utah are equipped to handle your child’s case professionally and effectively. For more information on our qualifications, call our firm at 801-758-8728 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Conveniently located in West Valley City, we represent clients throughout Salt Lake County and the surrounding areas of northern Utah, including Summit County and Davis County, and Wabash, Provo, Ogden and Park City.