Virginia Beach Juvenile and Underage Crimes Attorney

Juvenile under arrestJuvenile charges are a common occurrence in the Virginia Beach region. Given our proximity to several universities, Hampton Roads, and several U.S. military bases, it is common to have a high number of young people in our area. This results in many criminal charges being filed against juveniles and persons under the age of 21 such as underage drinking or narcotics possession. Garrett Law Group, PLC is experienced in defending juveniles and is ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.

Virginia attorneys dealing with juvenile drug possession charges

As our area is close to several “party environments,” we regularly deal with narcotics charges that have been filed against juveniles. These are situations where a young person’s weekend encounter with the law can have a lasting impact on the rest of their life. As with any other case related to drug charges, these cases can hinge on whether the juvenile’s rights were violated when they were stopped by the police. A difference with juveniles, however, is that the Court is more willing to take an approach meant to guide someone along the right path as opposed to the strict punishment approach taken with adults. It is important that any young person charged with a drug-related crime in Virginia has effective legal representation.

We have extensive experience in representing juveniles against drug charges and other criminal offenses. It is common in juvenile cases to be able to gain a substantial reduction in penalties, if not a complete dismissal of the case. Understanding the differences between the adult system and the juvenile system is key to gaining these results. Our criminal defense attorneys may be contacted twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week by telephone. We may also be contacted online. In addition to Virginia Beach, we also service Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, as well as in the surrounding counties of Northampton, Isle of Wight, York, and James City.

Legal representation against charges of underage drinking in Virginia

Underage drinking is a common charge in our area. Many do not realize that in Virginia underage drinking may result in suspension of a driver’s license even if the minor was not operating a vehicle. There may be other additional penalties against a minor, who is caught consuming alcohol, which would not be common against an adult. Understanding the difference in how the law treats alcohol is key to ensuring that a minor comes out of such a case in as good a position as possible. Contact us today to speak with one of our attorneys.