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Protecting Your Child's Future in Dayton Juvenile Court

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.

Take immediate action: Schedule a free case evaluation online or call (937) 685-7006.

Ohio Penalties for Juvenile Offenders

Juveniles can be penalized with the following:

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

Difference Between Adult and Juvenile Court

The biggest difference between adult and juvenile court 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.

Well-Versed Representation for Your Juvenile Case in OH

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.

Have questions about your juvenile case? Contact our firm to discuss your options with a Dayton juvenile defense lawyer.

L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates

A Team You Can Trust
  • L. Patrick Mulligan, Esq.
  • Brandon Moermond
  • Lindsay Arway
  • Laura Woodruff
  • L. Patrick Mulligan, Esq. L. Patrick Mulligan, Esq.
    Founder Attorney L. Patrick Mulligan leads the firm with experience, qualification, and passion. As the founder of our firm, ...
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  • Brandon Moermond Brandon Moermond
    Brandon Moermond joined L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC in 2018. Prior to working for our firm, Brandon worked at the ...
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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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  • Laura Woodruff Laura Woodruff
    Laura is a graduate of Earlham College, where she actively participated in Model United Nations programs and volunteered with ...
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  • Representation in Both State & Federal Courts
  • Experience from Both Sides of the Courtroom
  • Convenient Office Locations in Dayton & Cincinnati

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