In Arizona, juvenile crimes are generally treated differently than adult crimes. The primary goal of the juvenile justice system is rehabilitation.
The Coconino County Juvenile Court has expressed the following philosophy:
“The balanced and restorative justice model fits our belief in a cognitive approach to juvenile delinquency. Our response to each juvenile offender is guided by assessment, community protection considerations, obligations of the juvenile as a result of the offense, and intervention allowing the juvenile to leave the system, less likely to return.”
Despite the unique approach, juvenile crimes are still very serious, and a conviction may have long-term consequences for you or your child. It is important to have an experienced and dedicated attorney on your side to ensure that you or your child’s rights are protected. AWD LAW® offers outstanding legal services, and our team will ensure that you receive the best result that is legally possible.
We are Northern Arizona’s DUI/DWI and Criminal Defense lawyers. Contact us 1-800-774-1478 or 928-774-1478. After hours please call Wendy Edwards at 928-380-2162.