Juvenile Court And Youthful Offender Charges

M. Dean Jenkins has represented numerous clients for over 48 years who are juveniles accused of violating the Maryland Criminal and Traffic Laws. Such charges can result in the juvenile being waived to adult court even though the client is still under the age of eighteen. For a juvenile, charges under the traffic laws which carry a possible jail sentence must be charged in the Juvenile Court and not District Court. Nevertheless, findings of guilt in Juvenile Court under the traffic laws carry administrative consequences regarding driver licenses and privileges.

Even juveniles adjudicated delinquent in Juvenile Court face possible loss of freedom.

An intimate knowledge of the Maryland Juvenile Code is critical to successful defense of these cases.

In many cases the outcome will depend on pretrial motions filed and litigated regarding the legality of the police conduct and police investigation of the case. You will need a lawyer with experience and dedication who will thoroughly prepare your case. That is the key to a successful defense. In some cases, negotiations can be made to achieve an acceptable outcome.

The most important decision you will have to make if facing these charges is the choice of the lawyer to represent you in these very difficult and complex cases.

Located in the Law Offices of
Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy & Almand, P.A.

If you are accused of a criminal offense, or, if you are a suspect in a criminal investigation, by far the most important decision you will make is the selection of the lawyer to represent you.

- M. Dean Jenkins -