Having a minor child facing criminal charges is a harrowing experience. While the juvenile justice in Oklahoma is designed to rehabilitate instead of punish children, an adjudication as a juvenile delinquent can have lifelong consequences. An adjudication for certain crimes, for example, can affect your child’s firearm rights for years following the adjudication. Additionally, an adjudication can affect both your child’s current and future educational prospects. A juvenile charge can even end up with your child facing adult prison time. Juvenile charges, in short, are no laughing matter.
I have handled hundreds of juvenile criminal matters as a former prosecutor and as a defense attorney. If you have a juvenile child accused of a crime, please do not hesitate to contact me.