Committed To Protecting Your Future
At MacDowell Law Group, P.C., we understand that it can be an upsetting, frightening and frustrating experience if your son or daughter has been arrested. Juvenile delinquency proceedings are serious matters that can jeopardize your child’s future goals and options. Under Virginia law, the Juvenile & Domestic Relations courts balance the welfare of the child with the interests of the family and safety of community. Though JDR courts try to divert minors away from a criminal path, criminal cases in JDR court sometimes take on a punitive aspect that can affect your child’s future.
All of our trial attorneys have decades of experience handling juvenile criminal matters in Fairfax and courtrooms throughout Northern Virginia. We provide a vigorous defense against a wide range of juvenile offenses, including:
- Underage DUI
- Underage drinking
- Speeding, reckless driving and other traffic offenses
- Drug possession and distribution
- Theft and shoplifting
- Curfew violations
- Destruction of property
We Take Juvenile Cases Very Seriously
Our lawyers strive to minimize the impact a juvenile record will have on your child’s educational opportunities and future. Further, our lawyers treat each juvenile case seriously, and demonstrate this to your child so that they appreciate the seriousness of being charged with an offense. At MacDowell Law Group, P.C., you can be confident that your child is in the hands of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals who care deeply about the outcome of each case they handle.
MacDowell Law Group, P.C., was established in 1995 to provide clients throughout Northern Virginia with the quality legal representation they require. Since our inception more than two decades ago, we have defended thousands of juveniles in criminal and traffic cases.
You Can Rely On Our Experience
Given the depth of our experience, we are familiar with the local JDR court judges and prosecutors. We know what to expect in juvenile cases, what type of outcome is fair and how to effectively manage juvenile cases to protect our clients’ rights. We know which offenses will be automatically expunged by statute, which charges will follow your child into adulthood and how to petition the JDR court for a reduction or dismissal (even after the JDR trial is completed).
Connect with us online or over the phone at 571-748-5647. You can schedule a FREE informational meeting with an attorney to discuss a legal strategy and learn about the possible outcomes about your child’s case.