If you are looking for an attorney to handle a juvenile case in Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, McClain County, Garvin County, Pottawatomie County, or any other county in Oklahoma, you need to be sure that you hire the right attorney for the job. Juvenile criminal cases can be very different than adult criminal felonies or misdemeanors and take specialized knowledge.
Juvenile cases do not end when a juvenile stipulates to the allegations or is found guilty. A juvenile case can drag on until the juvenile reaches his/her 19 year old birthday if the judge extends jurisdiction to the juvenile’s 19th birthday. Juvenile cases cannot go any longer than that…with few exceptions.
Be sure to ask the right questions when hiring a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile case. Ask them how many juvenile cases they have handled in the past year. Have them explain the process to you in detail. Make sure your children have an attorney who is knowledgeable about the juvenile process and not just learning how to do it as they go.
Law Offices of Matt Swain