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The Canfield Juvenile Crime Attorney You Need

Individuals in their teenage years are bound to make some mistakes, and sometimes, these seemingly innocent mistakes may lead to a juvenile crime charge.

At Billak Law, attorney Damian Billak understands the unique challenges faced by young Ohio defendants and their families and works tirelessly to help ensure that each case is handled with the utmost care and attention. As a former prosecutor, he has unique insights into the criminal justice system and its processes.

Who Is A Juvenile, And What Rights Don’t They Have?

In Ohio, juvenile offenders are those under the age of 18 who are accused of committing a crime. Unlike adults, juveniles do not:

  • Have the right to a public trial
  • Have the right to a trial by jury
  • Have the right to bail

However, juveniles do have:

  • The right to an attorney
  • The right to remain silent
  • The right to confront and cross-examine witnesses

Sentencing for juveniles is decided by the Division of Youth Services (DYS), which focuses on rehabilitation and education rather than punishment, but it can still involve incarceration in a youthful offender facility.

Juveniles And Felony Charges

Juvenile offenders in Ohio can face felony charges for serious offenses such as:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Drug trafficking
  • Weapons offenses

If convicted of a felony as a juvenile, the potential consequences can include:

  • Placement in a juvenile detention facility
  • Probation
  • Court-ordered counseling or rehabilitation programs
  • Community service
  • Suspension or expulsion from school

Having a skilled attorney like Damian Billak can be critical in advocating for your child, aiming to keep their case in juvenile court and seeking the most favorable outcomes focused on rehabilitation.

Choose Your Juvenile Crimes Attorney Wisely

Your choice of lawyer is pivotal in your child’s case. With over 25 years of focused experience in juvenile defense, attorney Damian Billak is renowned for his dedication and proactive approach. By engaging his services early, you can build a robust defense strategy tailored to your child’s needs, maximizing the chances of a positive outcome. Call 330-838-6172 today or email to schedule a free consultation.