- A Fairfax County police officer does not have to get parental consent before interviewing your child. The officer is even permitted to mislead a parent during a criminal investigation.
If a juvenile receives more than one traffic violation, their privilege to drive can be suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles of Virginia.
- A felony adjudication in juvenile court will always remain in the public record. Without a pardon by Virginia’s Governor, a juvenile’s felony conviction in Fairfax may stay on his or her record remainder of his or her life.
- A child’s misdemeanor adjudication can be used in the future to enhance punishment for crimes he or she may commit later in life.
- If a child is over the age of 14 and is accused of a serious violent crime, the child can be tried by the Fairfax County prosecuting attorney as an adult. If the child is convicted, the judge can sentence the child to incarceration in prison.
- If a child is over the age of 16 and is accused of any felony, the Commonwealth Attorney may petition the Juvenile Court to have a trial in Circuit Court and to attempt to send the child to an adult prison.
Early action by an experienced attorney may make a difference in the outcome of your child’s case.
The experienced criminal defense attorneys of The Gordon Law Firm understand the complex issues families face in Virginia Juvenile Courts. Our lawyers can work in the Fairfax Juvenile court system with the police, social workers, mental health counselors, school officials, and other professionals in the Virginia juvenile justice system to attempt to obtain a successful result for your child.
To meet with an experienced juvenile defense lawyer in Fairfax County for a free consultation to discuss your child’s case, call our law office at 703-218-8416 or toll free at 866-591-6682.