High school can be a difficult time for a lot of children and their parents, especially when kids get caught breaking the law. Inexperience, peer pressure and poor judgment can lead a lot of otherwise well-behaved and well-intentioned kids to wind up in tricky situations where they may face criminal penalties in juvenile or even adult court.
These kinds of mistakes, such as underage drinking, drug possession, curfew violations and even driving under the influence, can have long-lasting negative effects if they aren’t dealt with promptly and professionally. The best course of action for children and concerned parents is to think about getting ahead of the problem, which is where considering talking with an experienced Utah criminal defense attorney can be a tremendous asset.
Catherine Cleveland has been helping juveniles and their families navigate the juvenile court system for more than 15 years, and she is ready to put her knowledge and experience to work for new clients. She has represented juvenile clients for all types of crimes of varying severity including underage drinking, juvenile sex crimes, theft, assault, property crimes such as vandalism, destruction of property, trespassing, breaking and entering and many other crimes.
She has been dedicated to working closely to help her clients and their families understand the situation, the potential consequences, and the options that may be available to them. With her knowledge of the juvenile court system, Catherine Cleveland has been able to help her clients avoid the long-term consequences of a conviction. A criminal conviction can jeopardize a minor’s future, which is why she has focused on minimizing the consequences so that a youthful mistake doesn’t turn into a lifelong black mark on a person’s record. For more information, please consider taking a look at our juvenile crimes web page.