Corrine Sumpter consults a juvenile client
Holistic advocacy is crucial to protect and defend a child and their families. Our approach sets up clients to prepare their children for successful adult life. Click through below to see the types of juvenile cases we deal with.
Our young clients see the benefit of the Integrity Approach as much as anyone. We work hard to ensure your child’s legal rights and look at all aspects of their life to put the best representation forward in court.
Our goal is the same as yours: to protect your child’s permanent record and future. Read on to learn more about common offenses juveniles face, and contact our experienced team for help with your case.
Curfew ordinances enacted at the local level and prohibit minors (usually under the age of 18) from being in public or at a business establishment between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am.
If your child is being accused of violating curfew laws, contact us to speak with our experienced juvenile defense team.
If a child is found in possession of drugs like marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroine, or even unprescribed prescription drugs, they could be facing serious drug possession or intent to distribute charges. These offenses are enhanced to an even higher degree felony offense if they take place within a school zone (but marijuana, when not in a school zone, is a misdemeanor, not a felony.)
If your child is facing drug possession charges, contact our experienced team to ensure the best possible outcome for their future.
Fights at school or with other students can classify as assault. Furthermore, assault on a public servant can be classified as a student hitting or bumping into a teacher, administrator or hall monitor in the course of a fight; a student pushing a hall monitor, administrator or campus police officer in the course of running away; or a student (often in special education) with disabilities becoming angry and hitting a teacher.
We know that reasons for juvenile fights can vary widely from case to case and are not always indicative of a child’s true nature. We are here to listen to your child’s side of the story and represent the best version of them in court.
Sex crimes, including aggravated sexual assault, injury to a child, etc., are almost always classified as a felony and can result in the requirement to register as a sex offender. We understand the consequences that this can have on a child for the rest of their lives and we work hard to help parents navigate the court process to receive the best possible outcome.
Shoplifting offenses, like stealing from the mall, can result in a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value of the items stolen. If your child has been arrested for theft of any kind, contact our team of experienced juvenile defenders for help.
Our attorneys are prepared to handle a wide range of school-related cases, such:
Removal Hearings • Expulsion • Suspension • DAEP • ALC • Victim of Bullying • Appeal of Removal • ARD Hearing • Manifestation Hearing • Disruption of Class
Juvenile Court Process
If your child is charged with a crime, the court process differs greatly from adults. We’re here to walk you through every step of the process to achieve the best possible outcome, from arrests to detention hearings, parental written statements, diversion, and probation.
Federal Criminal Defense
Often referred to white collar crime, this kind of offense refers to abuse of fiduciary trust, fraud, corporate offenses and a wide range of unethical business practices. These are highly sophisticated cases that require creativity, detail, research and persistence.
From DUI to drug charges to theft and assault, we will work to defend you based on who you truly are — not how you’re defined by your charge.
Holistic advocacy is crucial to protect and defend a child and their families. Our approach sets up clients to prepare their children for successful adult life.
You want us on your side, no matter which side you’re on. Our background in criminal defense law gives us the experience to anticipate challenges from both sides, making our team of Plaintiff attorneys incredibly well-rounded.
Consulting and Training
Sumpter & Gonzalez is frequently sought out by other lawyers to advise their most complicated, out-of-the-box cases. Our depth of knowledge in all areas of the law and our passion for education make us effective consultants and trainers.
Contact our office to discuss your case. We’re here to help.