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Juvenile Sex Crimes Attorney In Salt Lake City, UT

A great deal of research has been done regarding juvenile sex offenders and offenses, and there are many factors involved. Even though each case is different, one fact is almost universally true: sex offense cases are emotional. The parents of alleged victims are often sad, angry and frightened. And so are the parents of the accused child. Children too are often confused by what happened. They are overwhelmed, embarrassed and can have trouble coping.

At my Salt Lake City criminal defense law firm, the calls I receive from parents often start with these emotions. Often, another parent has caught two children experimenting and has pressed charges. I understand the worries that my clients have, but I help them push through their feelings to view the legal issues at hand.

Contact me by phone at (801) 448-0683 or online to discuss your Salt Lake City juvenile delinquency charge today.

Defense for Juvenile Sex Crimes in Salt Lake City

Learning that your child has been accused of a sex crime can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. This might be your child’s first brush with the law, and the thought of navigating through the juvenile justice system and the possible impacts on your child’s future can be stressful. Just know that you do not have to handle the process all your own. Your child has the right to an attorney. Exercising this right is crucial for seeking to protect your child’s best interests and future.

As a mother of two, I know what it means to want to keep your child safe and ensure that they are not unjustly subject to anything that could negatively affect them. That is why I am ready to stand up for your child throughout their case. I have over 20 years of experience practicing the law, and one of my primary focuses in criminal defense is providing counsel to those accused of sex crimes. I recognize what these types of allegations can mean for your child, and I will fight aggressively for them throughout their case.

Although most children and teens do not engage in aggressive or abusive sexual acts, they are often accused of:

  • Repeated obscene phone calls
  • Sexting (sexual text messages)
  • Exposure
  • Inappropriate touching
  • Touching of a minor
  • Attempts at intercourse
  • Sexual harassment

Sadly, sex offense charges may be your child’s first experience with the justice system. To help make things easier, I work closely with you to answer your questions and give you constructive ways to cope with the situation.

How We Can Help

My goal is to resolve these cases favorably with a minimum impact on the accused. I do this by asking parents to be strong for their children and by negotiating with Utah prosecutors for a favorable resolution.

Most of the time, when a minor is accused of a sex offense, their case goes through the juvenile justice system. Juvenile courts differ from adult courts in significant ways, with rehabilitation and protecting the community their primary concern instead of punishment. Because of this, if your child was alleged to have committed a sex crime, you need someone on your side who knows how the juvenile system works. I have represented minors facing sex offense charges and am thoroughly familiar with juvenile court processes and procedures.

What is At Stake?

Parents often wonder what is at stake. The outcome of your child’s case depends on several factors, including the alleged behavior.

If a juvenile sex offense case is handled incorrectly, things can go from bad to worse. That’s why it is critical to work with an experienced Salt Lake City juvenile sex crimes attorney who knows the Utah juvenile justice system. An experienced lawyer will stand up for your child — never allowing him or her to plead guilty to something the child did not do.

In some instances, juvenile cases are sent to adult courts. Should this happen with your child’s case, I can provide the counsel you need. I have seen countless cases go through the adult system, and I know how to fight for my clients throughout the proceedings.

I can help you and your child understand what happens in court and what to expect throughout the case. I will also explain the potential outcomes. Although it might be difficult to learn about possible sanctions, I review these to give you well-informed guidance and ensure that you are not looking for answers from questionable sources online or elsewhere. But remember, an alleged violation of the law does not mean that certain outcomes are guaranteed. Rest assured knowing that, when you hire me, I am prepared to do what it takes to seek a favorable result for your child.

Call a Salt Lake City Juvenile Sex Crimes Attorney Today

Juvenile sex crimes matters are highly sensitive and emotionally charged. I will handle your child’s case with the utmost professionalism and care. Understanding that no two cases are the same, I will develop an innovative and aggressive defense strategy to challenge the accusations against your child. I will leverage my knowledge, skills, and resources to protect your child’s welfare.

Clients Are My Priority

Read Their Stories
  • “Catherine provided an excellent service both to me and to the community at large, in that she protected a good and necessary law from being cheapened and abused by a vengeful accuser.”

    - Former Client
  • “She does her homework and defends her clients aggressively. She keeps the client informed and is able to negotiate effectively with the Prosecutor.”

    - Former Client
  • “From our very first phone call, Ms. Cleveland embraced our concerns and gave excellent council. She made herself available whenever we needed her and she answered phone calls at all hours.”

    - Former Client
  • “Great Lawyer! From the beginning of my case up until now, she has been there for me every step of the way. She has always been able to answer all of my questions and put my nerves at ease through this very stressful time for me and my family.”

    - Former Client
  • “Catherine took her time, did extensive research and got me the best deal known! We all were excited when she told me what plea the D.A. offered after she talked him down. Catherine is very professional, kind hearted yet aggressive when need be. She truly i”

    - Former Client

Why I'm the Right Attorney for You

  • Former Judge Pro Tem
  • Highly Respected in the Legal Community
  • Work Directly With Me From Beginning to End
  • Aggressive, Hands-On Approach to Each Case
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