Helping Juveniles in Arizona
We here at Alcock & Associates understand that good kids sometimes make bad decisions. Attorney and founder of our firm, Nick Alcock, is a caring husband and father who understands that stresses like immaturity, social media and bullying are a constant influence on good children. He is dedicated to helping juveniles and their families navigate the criminal justice system. As an advocate for children’s rights he has fought for teens charged with a crime to be treated differently by the courts. And he understands every child deserves a second chance.
Our attorneys here at Alcock & Associates are passionate about helping children and their families. We have successfully defended juveniles charged with crimes including Assault, DUI, Homicide and Sexual Assault. We understand that each client is a unique person with individual needs. We work very closely with the parents of our clients in order to ensure that they get exceptional individualized legal representation and the best outcome for their case.
The juvenile and adult criminal justice systems are different for one another. As juvenile criminal defense attorneys, we understand the differences and we work with families and not just the juvenile defendants.
WHAT IS JUVENILE COURT?
Juvenile Court is for individuals who are 18 and under. The juvenile court system is completely separate from that of the adult system. In the juvenile system, the court primarily focuses on solutions that will help children understand the causes of their behavior and make better choices in the future.
JUVENILE COURT WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
What crimes can be heard by juvenile courts? There are a variety of charges that can be brought up against a child in juvenile court. They range from the very simple like truancy to more serious crimes like possession of an illegal substance, burglary and assault.
Will I need to go to court? Yes, the court typically requires that both the juvenile and at least one parents are present for the court hearings. In serious cases there will typically be a number of court hearings before the case is resolved.
Does my child have the right to a trial? In juvenile court a trial is called an adjudication. Both sides have the right to present evidence to a judge who decides if the State presented enough evidence to find juvenile committed a delinquent act.