Juvenile Offenders in Ohio

If your child has been charged with violating a law in Summit County, Ohio, you may be concerned your child will go to jail or have a permanent criminal record. For most juvenile crimes, it is important to hire an attorney to help your child avoid serious repercussions, including a possible criminal record and lasting effects on your child’s educational and employment opportunities. Your child can also be placed in a secure detention facility, placed on probation, and charged as an adult for certain offenses. Common juvenile crimes in Ohio are:

  • Juvenile Traffic Offenders
  • Underage Drinking and Driving (OVI)
  • Underage Drinking
  • Juvenile Drug Crimes
  • Juvenile Marijuana Possession
  • Juvenile Fighting / Violent Crimes
  • Juvenile Stealing / Theft Crimes
  • Juvenile Vandalism / Property Offenses

Akron Juvenile Defense Attorney

Attorney Walter Benson will try to help your child avoid harsh punishments and severe repercussions for allegedly committing a juvenile offense in Akron, Ohio and the surrounding areas. Attorney Walter Benson is experienced and knowledgeable with juvenile offenses in Ohio, and will make every effort to help your child achieve the best possible outcome for their particular situation. Call Attorney Walter Benson at (330) 258-1384 for a free consultation today.

Akron Juvenile Offender Information Center

  • Penalties for Juvenile Offenders in Ohio
  • Options to Avoid a Juvenile Conviction in Ohio

If a juvenile offender is convicted of the charges against them, or violates the requirements of a juvenile diversion program, they will be sentenced at the dispositional hearing. The juvenile offender may be subjected to:

  • Placement on community control, (probation)
  • Performance of community service
  • Suspension of driver’s license
  • Confinement in temporary or permanent custody
  • Placement in a detention facility
  • Participation in drug or alcohol treatment or counseling
  • Participation in medical or psychological treatment or counseling
  • Imprisonment if charged as an adult
  • Placement on house arrest
  • Payment of fines and costs of court
  • Placement on curfew, and/or
  • Drug and alcohol use monitoring

Options to Avoid a Juvenile Conviction or Record in Ohio

Seal a Juvenile Record – According to Ohio Rev. Code § 2151.356, a juvenile record may be sealed if the juvenile’s case was resolved before the filing of a complaint, the juvenile has completed a diversion program, or the juvenile’s case was dismissed. A juvenile’s record may also be sealed if the juvenile applies for a sealing two years after the final disposition of the case. However, some juvenile violations are not permitted to be sealed. Expunge a Juvenile Record – Under Ohio Rev. Code § 2151.358, all sealed juvenile records will be expunged five years after the court issues an order sealing the records, or on the 23rd birthday of the juvenile offender. Additionally, a juvenile may apply to have their record expunged; however, in some cases, a juvenile may not be entitled to have their record expunged.

Law Office of Walter Benson | Akron Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney

Contact the The Law Office of Walter Benson today for a free consultation about your juvenile’s case in Akron, Ohio. It is important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help your child find possible defenses or mitigating factors, or other ways to avoid a permanent criminal record. Contact the Attorney Walter Benson at (330) 258-1384 for a consultation about your child’s juvenile offense in Summit County and surrounding counties, including Portage County, Medina County, Stark County and Wayne County in Ohio.

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