Juvenile Defense In Ohio

Juveniles Charged With DUI / OVI And Criminal Offenses In  Ohio
Kids sometimes get involved in situations which require them to go to juvenile court.  Despite good parenting and good schools, all kids make mistakes, and occasionally those mistakes are the kind that lead to charges being filed.  The juveniles we represent are most often good kids who have made an isolated mistake.  Being a good kid, however, is sometimes not enough to avoid serious consequences in juvenile court. 

Those consequences may include license suspensions, probation, community service, counseling, restitution, and incarceration.  In addition to the disposition of the case in court, there are secondary consequences of a juvenile offense, including the possible impact on education, athletics, and future financial aid, as well as a mark on the juvenile record.

For a juvenile charged with DUI/OVI or a criminal offense, a good criminal defense attorney for juveniles in Columbus and central Ohio can make a difference.  An attorney can investigate the facts of the case, prepare a defense, and seek to avoid a guilty finding (called a ‘delinquent adjudication’ in juvenile court).  In the event a juvenile adjudication cannot be avoided, the attorney can also present mitigating circumstances which may lead to a reduction of the charge and/or a more lenient sentence (called a ‘disposition’ in juvenile court).

Defense Attorneys For Juveniles In Columbus And Central Ohio
The Dominy Law Firm is focused on DUI / OVI defense and criminal defense.  We do not dabble in several types of law;  we only practice criminal law and DUI / OVI law.  Our experience ranges from speeding to murder, and we have represented many clients in juvenile court over the last 20+ years.  Our representation has been for various offenses, such as:
  • D.U.I. / O.V.I.
  • Underage drinking
  • Drug Offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft & Fraud
  • Domestic Violence & Assault
Criminal Defense Lawyers Who Help Juveniles
When we represent a juvenile, we are advocates, not judges.  Our objectives are to ensure our client is treated fairly in the juvenile court system and to achieve the best possible outcome for every client.  We cannot guarantee certain results, but many of the juvenile cases we handle are resolved in a way that charges are reduced or dismissed and records are ultimately sealed.

In addition to its impact on the outcome of the case, representation by a good lawyer can also improve the experience of the client and his or her parents during the court process.  Most of our clients and their parents have not been through the juvenile court system, so the unknown process can cause anxiety.  Having a guide through the process who keeps clients informed, and answers questions, can help reduce stress levels.

Criminal Defense Firm Serving Juveniles In Columbus And Central Ohio
The Dominy Law Firm is operated in a way which allows us to provides personal service to juvenile clients and their parents.  We limit the number of clients we accept so we can provide each client with the level of service we would want as a client.  We keep our clients and their parents informed of all case developments, we promptly return phone calls and emails, and we make sure all questions are answered.  For more information about us, please see the firm overview.  Our fees are at the high end of the fee scale, we charge flat fees, and we accept payment by credit card. 

Representation For Juveniles Charged With Criminal and DUI / OVI Offenses
If you are the parent of a child charged with a criminal offense or DUI / OVI, we recommend educating yourself about the offenses with which your child is charged.  This website has pages which describe specific offenses so you can learn more about them before going to court. 

If your child's case is in the Franklin County Juvenile Court or another central Ohio juvenile court, we can help.  For more information about us, please see the firm overview.  If you would like to discuss how we can help with your situation, please submit a CONTACT FORM or call our office at 614-717-1177 to arrange a free consultation.

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