Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorneys in Raleigh & Asheville North Carolina
If your son or daughter is 15 years of age or younger and in trouble with the law, parents or guardians must be involved in the process, including making the wise decision to retain experienced defense counsel that protects your minor child’s rights.
The Goal Is To Stay Out Of Adult Court
Fay & Grafton has represented hundreds of juvenile clients in North Carolina
Not every Juvenile matter is referred to Juvenile Court. Many are diverted on the front end after meeting with a court counselor. If a matter is referred to court, our goal is to keep the charges in juvenile court so the defendant is not tried as an adult. We emphasize the importance of rehabilitation and advocate for punishments that do not tarnish a youngster’s record. At Fay & Grafton, we believe in second chances for our youth, and will fight hard to win one for yours.
Fay & Grafton safeguards your child’s and family’s interests in situations involving truancy, underage drinking, drug possession, theft and property crimes, disorderly conduct, fighting, disciplinary hearings at a school, probation and curfew violations, vandalism, and breaking and entering.
It is possible in the more serious matters that a Juvenile case is referred to adult court. In these instances, competent advocacy is essential, as the built in protections of the Juvenile system cease to apply once a case is transferred to adult Superior Court and the juvenile delinquent becomes, for all intents and purposes, an adult Defendant.