Halloween is almost here and people all over Arizona are getting ready for the festivities. Whether your evening plans involve handing out candy, taking your kids trick-or-treating, or partying with friends, we hope that your evening is as safe as it is spooky!
As much fun as Halloween can be, it is also a night known for mischief, and unfortunately, this includes mischief among underage kids and teens. Every year on Halloween there are numerous reports of vandalized property, fights, and underage drinking and DUIs.
Other crimes that are common among juveniles at Halloween include:
- Solicitation of alcohol
- Distributing alcohol to other minors
- Use, possession, or sale of illegal drugs or other controlled substances
- Sexual assault
- Possession of a fake ID
- Gang-related activity
Juvenile offenses can come with serious consequences that could stay with a person even after they turn 21. Depending on the severity of the offense, a crime committed as a juvenile could transfer to their adult criminal record and cause them great difficulty in the future. For example, a criminal conviction could make it challenging to find employment, qualify for loans, find a decent place to live, or apply for college.
Additionally, it could be damaging to a person’s reputation and place limitations on their personal lives. Underage DUI convictions, too, can result in hefty fines, a loss of driving privileges, and a spike in insurance premiums. With so much at stake, it is crucial that you contact an experienced Phoenix criminal defense attorney at Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. to help safeguard your child’s rights, freedoms, and future.
Juvenile Crime Lawyers in Phoenix, AZ
Mr. Richard Suzuki, founding attorney of Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., has years of experience defending juvenile offenders in a number of felony and misdemeanor cases. No matter what you are facing, his goal is to help ensure that your child receives the rehabilitation they need without incarceration.
It is our belief that a momentary lapse of judgment should not have the power to ruin the rest of a young person’s life. We are prepared to do whatever it takes in pursuit of the most favorable outcome possible through our comprehensive understanding of the juvenile court system.
Don’t let a Halloween crime destroy your child’s future. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation with our firm to learn more about how we may be able to help: (602) 842-6762. Hablamos Español.