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Northern Virginia Juvenile Defense Lawyer

When your child is in trouble with the law, you want a Northern Virginia juvenile defense attorney who cares about his or her future. The Law Office of Joan H. Proper, PC, concentrates on individuals and families. We know firsthand that juvenile/young adult offenses need to be handled carefully, with full attention given to helping young people.

We Know the System

Our experience in the legal and educational systems gives us firsthand experience with the bureaucracies you and your child will encounter. The requirements and restrictions of these systems, and the regulations that must be followed, can be complicated, but our background allows us to fundamentally understand the options and avenues available both within and outside the legal system.

Often when young people get into trouble, there can be an underlying reason for their actions. A child may have a special need or circumstance that should be addressed outside or in conjunction with the legal system. Our firm's ability to speak with school officials probation officers, and private providers in their own terms and within their own systems allows us to secure the resources your child needs. This ability to advocate for you and your child can be invaluable.

The Future Is still Bright

If your child has been charged with a traffic or criminal offense, you may be worried about college, future employment, habitual behaviors or the impact on your family. Our goal is to ensure your child is able to remedy the issues at hand, move forward, and attain a successful future. We handle cases involving a number of offenses, including:

  • Delinquency and status offenses
  • Traffic proceedings, including reckless driving
  • Fake IDs
  • Alcohol and drug offenses
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Threats
  • Weapons offenses
  • Assault and battery
  • Property offenses, including trespass, larceny, breaking and entering, arson, etc.
  • Expungements
  • We can also address school suspensions and expulsions proceedings that frequently precede or stem from criminal charges.

In some cases, charges can be minimized, schools and courts can be managed, and points on licenses can be avoided. In many cases, we are able to secure probation and deferred dispositions for the child. We work with therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists, drug and alcohol treatment programs, driver improvement courses, community service organizations, and special education organizations to ensure every child gets the support he or she needs to move forward.

You Are Not Alone

Virginia laws constantly change regarding juvenile law. To understand your situation more fully, contact our office online or call us today at 703-291-6660 to discuss the current regulations.

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The Law Office Of Joan H. Proper, PC
9300 West Courthouse Road, Suite 202
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: 703-291-6660
Fax: 703-574-8920
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