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Defending Minors Who Are Facing Criminal Charges in Montgomery County

If your child has been arrested or accused of committing a crime, you need to seek the immediate assistance of L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC. Our Dayton juvenile defense lawyers have represented youths who have committed crimes such as DUI, drug possession, and theft. A juvenile crime could affect a young person's life, limiting his or her employment opportunities and even admission into college.

Backed by more than 50 years of combined experience and led by a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, our firm has what it takes to help your child avoid serious penalties.

Has your child been accused of a criminal offense? Call L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, today at (937) 685-7006 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our juvenile defense lawyer in Dayton.

What are the Penalties for Juvenile Crimes in Ohio?

Juveniles can be penalized with the following:

  • Jail
  • Admission into a juvenile detention facility
  • House arrest
  • Fines
  • Community service
  • Probation
  • Counseling

What is the Difference Between Adult and Juvenile Court in Ohio?

The biggest difference between adult and juvenile courts in Ohio is that a juvenile does not have the right to a jury trial. Juvenile judges generally have wide discretionary powers to recommend punishment that is likely to lead to rehabilitation. If the crime is a serious one, or if this is a repeat offense, there may be an amenability hearing in which the juvenile court judge will decide whether a child is to be tried as an adult or in juvenile court.

Generally speaking, it is best to have a case tried in juvenile court because the punishment is most likely to be related to rehabilitation. In addition, a juvenile can seek expungement of his or her criminal record in the future.

Contact Our Juvenile Defense Lawyer in Dayton Today

Due to the seriousness of a juvenile crime, it is essential to take swift legal action. Prosecutors won't necessarily exercise leniency toward a juvenile simply because of his or her young age. Our reputable law firm in Dayton will provide you with the information and resources necessary to protect your child's future.

Contact L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, today to get started on your child's defense with our Dayton juvenile defense attorney.

L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates

A Team You Can Trust
  • L. Patrick Mulligan, Esq.
  • Brad Moermond
  • Lindsay Arway
  • Timothy Saunders
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    Founder Attorney L. Patrick Mulligan leads the firm with experience, qualification, and passion. As the founder of our firm, ...
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  • Brad Moermond Brad Moermond
    Brandon (Brad) Moermond Brad is located in Cincinnati and provides felony and misdemeanor defenses for a variety of cases ...
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  • Lindsay Arway Lindsay Arway
    Passionate & experienced attorney striving to protect the rights & freedom of her clients. Lindsay Arway joined the team at ...
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What Sets Our Firm Apart?
  • Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Representation in Both State & Federal Courts
  • Experience from Both Sides of the Courtroom
  • Convenient Office Locations in Dayton & Cincinnati

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