Juvenile Crime Attorney in Tucson, Arizona
Experience in Federal Delinquency Act Cases Nationwide
If you or your child faces a juvenile crime charge, you may be anxious about the process ahead, whether or not you'll be tried as an adult, and what possible penalties could be handed down. At Mulembo Law PLLC, we have defended countless underage individuals accused of crimes before and worked on federal juvenile delinquency cases through the years. We know this process inside and out, and we have the insight as well as the passion to fight for our young clients' rights, freedoms, and futures. Attorney Tamara Mulembo is also a former prosecutor who is ready to fight for you with integrity. Please don't hesitate to contact us today to start discussing your possible defense options.
Defending Juvenile Criminal Charges
While a minor being tried in the juvenile courts won't have the right to a jury trial, a judge can hear their case, and this judge would ostensibly have the goal to rehabilitate the young offender such that they never wind up in the justice system again at any level. This could mean negotiating a sentence that involves counseling, community service, and so forth. However, if sentencing isn't lenient enough or doesn't provide the treatment or other resources that a minor needs, then the accused individual could be left to deal with lessened or eliminated education possibilities, job qualifications, and more.
In some cases, a minor can be tried as if they were an adult over the age of 18, in which case the potential penalties and conviction on one's criminal record can become that much more serious.
Contact an Experienced Tucson Juvenile Crime Defense Lawyer
If you or a loved one is facing juvenile offense charges in Southern Arizona, you need to speak with an experienced Tucson criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Our defense lawyer Tamara Mulembo purposefully limits her caseload so that none of clients feel like they are numbers, and so that each client gets the personalized attention and defense strategies that they need and deserve. We take on cases we truly believe in. We would be honored to see if we may be able to help you.
Contact our Tucson criminal defense firm today at (520) 412-4707 to request a consultation.