Juvenile delinquency and juvenile criminal cases are not the only areas of law that may impact those under the age of 18 in Ohio. For instance, if it is alleged that a child is being neglected or abused, Child Protective Services (CPS) will likely investigate, and if the allegations are substantiated, CPS will often seek the juvenile court's permission to remove the child from the parent's care and place him or her with someone else - often a relative or foster family.
As you can imagine, these types of cases are generally quite complex, and often involve many related family law issues, including child custody and grandparent visitation. We can also assist you with juvenile cases related to paternity, child support, Child Support Enforcement (CSE) and motions to modify all of the above
Some of the more commonly charged criminal and delinquency offenses among Ohio juveniles include:
Drug possession and other related offenses
If ultimately convicted, a juvenile can face stiff penalties, including time in a juvenile detention center, fines, community service, probation, driver's license suspension, and commitment to the Department of Youth Services. Also, depending on the circumstances of the alleged offense, a prosecutor may seek to charge a juvenile as an adult - meaning he or she may face even harsher consequences.
At the law office of Douglas A. Ball, Attorney at Law, we take juvenile cases seriously. No matter whether your child has been charged with delinquent acts or you need assistance with allegations of juvenile neglect, we can help. We can even assist you with all related family law disputes.
With more than 30 years of legal experience, lawyer Douglas A. Ball understands Ohio juvenile law, and he will put this experience to work for you.
To schedule an up to 30-minute FREE in-person or phone consultation with an experienced juvenile law attorney, email us online or call us today. From our office in Batavia, we serve clients throughout Clermont County and the surrounding areas, including those in Hamilton, Warren, and Brown counties. There is no time to waste when your child's future is at stake.