Experienced Juvenile Crimes Defense Counsel

As a parent, you likely worry about providing your child with the best possible future. If your child is charged with a crime, however, that future could be put in jeopardy. A conviction could hurt your child's ability to get into the military, gain admission to college, secure financial aid or pass a background check for a job.

It is important to obtain experienced, knowledgeable legal representation such as Craig Williams, Attorney at Law, PLLC, as soon as possible. A dedicated criminal defense lawyer in Prescott, Arizona, Craig Williams can represent your child if he or she is facing charges such as:

  • Sex crimes, including statutory rape and sexual assault
  • Underage DUI
  • Property crimes such as theft, trespassing and shoplifting
  • Drug crimes, including marijuana possession or possession of drug paraphernalia

Older Teens Are At A Higher Risk Of Sex Crime Charges

It happens all too often. Your 17-year-old teen has consensual sex with a 16 year old and the parents of the younger child do not approve. Even if the sex is consensual, your child could be charged with sexual conduct with a minor, also known as "statutory rape," or some other sexual offense. Even worse, prosecutors may wait until your child turns 18 and charge him or her as an adult.

As with all criminal charges, you and your child have the right to remain silent: Exercise it. Especially with sex offenses, law enforcement will use a trick known as the "confrontation call," where someone pretending to have your child's interests at heart calls him or her.

This call will originate from the police station, it will be recorded, and your child's words will be used against him or her. Only discuss the charges or investigation with your attorney.

Call An Attorney Who Knows The Juvenile Justice System. Call Craig Williams.

Craig Williams understands the unique nature of juvenile criminal charges, and he will pursue every avenue possible to prevent a mistake from haunting your child for the rest of his or her life. Call him today at 928-759-0000 to schedule a consultation.