Fairfax County Juvenile Defense Attorney
Mistakes are part of growing up and learning lessons. However, an error caused by poor judgment should not have to follow your child around for the rest of his or her life.
I am Jonathan Y. Short, a juvenile defense lawyer, and I have been helping young people resolve their legal problems for more than 25 years. I understand how the juvenile justice system operates and will do everything I can to reduce potential penalties or help avoid a criminal record altogether. I represent juveniles in Arlington, Alexandria, Washington, D.C., and throughout northern Virginia.
Dedicated Defense in All Juvenile Criminal Cases
As an experienced Arlington criminal defense lawyer, I have handled all types of juvenile delinquency charges, including:
- Underage drinking
- Drug charges
- Assault and battery
- Sexual assault
- Statutory rape
- Drunk driving
A juvenile conviction can affect employment prospects, college admissions and eligibility for student loans. That is why it is important to take even minor criminal charges seriously. From my office in Alexandria, I will work hard to get charges dismissed or reduced. I am familiar with sentencing alternatives, such as diversion programs or treatment. You can rest assured that I will fight to ensure that a single mistake does not lead to a lifetime of regret.
Call for a Consultation With an Arlington Shoplifting Defense Lawyer
If your child has been charged with a crime, no matter how minor, protect his or her future through experienced legal representation. Email a juvenile defense attorney or call 703-465-5505 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case. There will be no charge if I don’t think you need a lawyer. My office is conveniently located one block from the Eisenhower Metro and is easily accessible from the Washington beltway.