Maryland Attorney Defending Against Juvenile Charges
Attorney M. Dean Jenkins is a criminal defense lawyer with more than 45 years of experience. Attorney Jenkins has successfully represented many young people accused of juvenile offenses, including traffic violations. Often the prosecution seeks to have the juvenile case transferred to adult court. Attorney Jenkins can help minimize the negative consequences in these situations.
The Stakes Are High. A Strong Defense Is Crucial.
It’s important to understand that, in some cases, a juvenile charge can be waived to adult court even though the young person is still under the age of 18.
For a juvenile, charges under the traffic laws that carry a possible jail sentence must be charged in the juvenile court and not district court. Nevertheless, findings of guilt in juvenile court under the traffic laws carry administrative consequences regarding driver’s licenses and privileges.
Even minors who have been adjudicated delinquent in juvenile court may face possible loss of freedom.
Intimate knowledge of the Maryland Juvenile Code is critical to a successful defense in these cases.