Law Offices of Christie A. Leary P.C.

Fairfax • Manassas

Phone 703-359-7111
Toll Free 800-823-1127
Print Page

Fairfax/Manassas Criminal & Personal Injury Blog

A young person who is accused of juvenile crimes and arrested in Fairfax County will not just be confronted with the potential punishments, but might have to deal with long-term consequences. Because of the ramifications of a conviction regardless of the person's age, it's important to lodge a strong defense and avoid it if possible. A criminal record and jail time can have a negative influence on the rest of a young person's life.

While a certain act might not seem that serious when it happens, only when the aftereffects become clear is it realized how imperative it is to try and be acquitted or receive alternative sentencing in lieu of harsher punishments. Academic records can be negatively impacted, seeking a job can be made more difficult and other issues can arise if there is a conviction. If the accusations involve something that occurred in the school, there can be a suspension from the school or an outright expulsion. Depending on the circumstances, however, it might be possible for there to be treatment and intervention instead of moving through the juvenile law system.

There are times when teenagers and young people make mistakes due to lack of thinking or being in the wrong place at the wrong time. In some cases, they face wrongful accusations. There could have been fighting, stealing, drug possession, DUI or sexual charges. Convictions on any of these can negatively impact driving privileges, deprive the convicted person of freedom and might limit their job opportunities. These are just a few examples of the crimes that can lead to problems with the law for juveniles.

Whether it's a serious criminal act or a simple matter of young people making mistakes that young people often make, the defense is the key. Doing whatever possible to avoid a severe punishment is the smart option for the accused and his or her parents. If there is an accusation of juvenile crimes, the first step is to discuss the matter with an experienced attorney to begin planning a defense.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

email the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

View our Blog

  • Stress, anxiety, frustration, confusion, fear, pain and injury are all emotions which can play havoc on an individual following a motor vehicle accident. Few individuals have the training...
  • In your vehicle, check to ensure that you keep the following in your glove compartment: (1) Vehicle registration (2) Insurance information (3) Small notepad (4) Pen (5) Disposable Camera...
  • First, assess whether you or anyone else involved in the incident requires medical attention. Call 911 immediately if any one requires medical attention. Your health and safety and the safety of others involved in the accident is paramount.
  • In the aftermath of an accident, you will feel as if you have entered into your own personal 4 ring circus.

Read More

Review Us
Law Offices of Christie A. Leary P.C.

Fairfax Office
10505 Judicial Drive, Suite 203
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Fairfax Office Map

Manassas Office
9300 W. Courthouse Rd., Ste 204
Manassas, VA 20110
Manassas Office Map

Attorney AT LAW

LOCAL: 703-359-7111
TOLL FREE: 800-823-1127
FAX: 703-543-5478

Visa | Master Card | American Express | Discover