When a minor is accused of breaking the law in Nevada, his or her case will begin in the juvenile court. The consequences for juvenile delinquency can be serious, and it is important to have a qualified attorney when your child is facing any type of charge.
About Juvenile Law in Nevada
Juvenile courts in Nevada handle cases involving children who are under 18 years old when the alleged crime was committed. However, some children who are under 18 years old at the time of certain serious offenses may be treated as adults and transferred to adult court to face adult prosecution.
Possible consequences for juvenile offenses include:
- Confinement in a juvenile detention facility
- Placement in the custody of the Division of Child and Family Services or the Department of Health and Human Services
- Formal probation
- Community service
- Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
The consequences will depend on the nature of the offense, your child’s history, your child’s age, and the court’s discretion.
Hiring an Attorney
If your child has been accused of a juvenile offense in Nevada, he or she may face a variety of consequences. To ensure that the child has the best possible chance of avoiding serious penalties, you need to hire an experienced, trustworthy attorney who understands juvenile law in Nevada and knows how to prepare a strong defense for your child. Attorney Amy A. Feliciano is very experienced in defending juveniles in Nevada, and she can help your child fight his or her charges. In situations where the offense is serious, Amy A. Feliciano will fight to keep your child’s case in juvenile court.
To learn more about working with Amy A. Feliciano, please contact Feliciano Law Office, LLC, today to schedule a consultation or discuss your child’s case in detail.