Phoenix Juvenile Crimes Lawyers

Helping Children Overcome
Life-changing Consequences.

Provide Alternative Sentencing Focused On Helping, Not Punishing

Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile crimes can send parents into a state of panic. Gone are the days when the local Sheriff drops off a child at home, leaving their parents to deal with any delinquent behavior.

In this day and age, children can be charged with severe crimes. In some cases, a child could be tried as an adult and face consequences well above their psychosocial development.

Our juvenile crimes lawyers in Phoenix understand the difficult and highly emotional situation facing your family. The compassionate attorneys of Suzuki Law Offices are here to guide you through the process and protect your child’s freedom.

How Our Juvenile Crimes Attorneys
Can Help

Any criminal conviction can have a profound effect on your child’s future. While juvenile records are sealed after the age of 18, criminal convictions can haunt your child well into adulthood. A juvenile record can be used to:
  • Deny job opportunities
  • Deny applications for a professional license
  • Deny entry into universities, trade schools, and graduate schools

In addition, past offenses can be used against your child if they find themselves in trouble with law enforcement again.

Our juvenile crimes attorneys have years of experience defending children against the following felonies, misdemeanors, and other juvenile delinquencies:

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Are There Alternatives to Incarceration in Arizona?

Founding Attorney Richard Suzuki focuses his juvenile crimes defense around rehabilitation instead of incarceration. Diverse programs include:

  • Treatment for substance abuse
  • Psychological counseling
  • Community service
  • Staying in school
  • Restitution

How We Protect Children from
Juvenile Drug Charges

Juvenile drug charges can severely limit a child’s options in the future. Our defense attorneys routinely help family’s against:

How We Defend Children Against Juvenile
Violent Crime Charges in Phoenix

Prosecutors often push for children to be tried as adults for violent crimes, including:

Can a Child be Tried as an Adult for
Juvenile Sex Crimes?

Children who commit sex crimes are often former victims, accounting for 3.1 percent of juvenile crimes.

In addition, teens and preteens have adopted adult “sexting” behaviors. According to the FBI, 20 percent of teenagers sent nude photos via text or uploaded them online.

Due to their minor status, sexting teens can be charged with child pornography. Depending on the number of times images were shared, teens can be charged with child pornography distribution and manufacturing.

Children can be charged as an adult for felony sex offenses.

Why the Suzuki Law Offices Makes a Different in Your Child’s Life

At the Suzuki Law Offices, our juvenile crimes attorneys in Phoenix are committed to helping children overcome life-changing consequences.

Several studies have been conducted concerning a juvenile’s capacity to stand trial as an adult. The U.S. Supreme Court has used such studies to abolish the juvenile death penalty. States have used them to lower the voting age to 18 to align with the drafting age. However, while teens may have the cognitive abilities of young adults, they lack psychosocial maturity, i.e., the capacity to exercise self-restraint when emotions are heightened.

We aggressively defend children’s rights and employ various strategies to prevent them from being charged as adults. Our knowledgeable legal team will work tirelessly to:

  • Have the charges dropped or reduced
  • Provide alternative sentencing focused on helping, not punishing

Contact our criminal defense law firm and schedule a free consultation to discuss your child’s needs today.

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"Our experience with Suzuki Law Offices was nothing less than excellent. Rj and the rest of the staff were caring, ethical, innovative, and brilliant. We had never needed a lawyer in this capacity before so the whole process was new to me and my family. When we did have questions, the responses were always very thoughtful and thorough. They were able to negotiate my daughter's medical bills to a lower amount."

- V. Chavez

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Knowledgeable, Skilled & Caring Attorney

“Despite my fears, Matt not only maintained his composure and professional demeanor, but he also helped calm me down and bring me back down to earth.”

- Karen

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We Were Blessed to Have Such a Great Attorney.

“Richard is an outstanding lawyer and a genuine person. I can't explain how grateful we are that he was put in our path.”

- Anna B.

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I Knew Within 5 Minutes He Was the Man for the Job.

“Richard took charge of my case firmly and confidently and he guided me through what could have been a harrowing experience with life-changing and disastrous results with relative ease.”

- Steve B.

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You Will Not Find a Better Attorney in Arizona!

“Richard and his highly knowledgeable, professional staff provided me, my wife, and my family a measure of comfort and support that I would not have predicted possible under the circumstances.”

- Brian P.

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He Swiftly & Expertly Handled Our Case.

“We highly recommend Mr. Suzuki and his firm to anyone that seeks an attorney with integrity, experience, knowledge, and one who has his clients' best interest at heart; an attorney of this quality is a rare find.”

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