Rochester High School Students
Were You Arrested for a Crime?
Some claim that high school years are the best years of their lives and
the memories and friends you make can last a lifetime. Unfortunately,
for some individuals, high school can be stressful, especially if the
student was arrested for a crime. High school-age students are most often
tried in juvenile courts, but prosecutors could potentially try an individual
in an adult court just to make an example out of them or for an especially
Criminal arrests may not only affect a student's eligibility for graduation,
scholarships and prom, but it could have negative effects on the rest
of their future as well. If you have been arrested, or if your child is
facing criminal charges, immediately contact a
Rochester criminal defense lawyer from the Law Office of Robert King!
Understanding Juvenile Offender Charges
When most high school students get in trouble with the law, they are charged
as juvenile offenders. In New York, most individuals under the age of
18 are considered juveniles and therefore face slightly different criminal
procedures than adults. In the New York justice department's overall
goal is to help criminally charged youths rehabilitate and become productive
members of society.
If it is determined that a youth's case requires time in a juvenile
correction facility, the conviction may stay on the individual's record
for the rest of his or her life. A conviction can cause complications
in obtaining housing, education and prospective jobs in the future, and
the individual may have to go through the lengthy process of petitioning
to expunge records. It is important to act quickly after an arrest and
contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Protecting the Future of New York Youths
At the Law Office of Robert King, the firm understands that sometimes high
school students can just get caught up with the wrong crowd. While each
case is unique and the severity of the charges may affect the overall
outcome of the case, the firm can do everything in its power to help provide
a favorable outcome to clients. The firm can fight to have charges reduced
or dropped. With the assistance of the firm and early intervention in
the legal process, New York high school students may be able to protect
their futures. If you were arrested or if your child has been charged
with a criminal offense, contact a Rochester juvenile crime attorney from
the Law Office of Robert King today. Complete a
free case evaluation form to get started!