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Alex Gordon is a Manassas, Fairfax, Leesburg Lawyer

Alex Gordon is an attorney in the Fairfax, Leesburg and Manassas area who has helped with over 2,500 reckless driving, DUI and felony cases.

Carlos Wall is a graduate of University of Virginia and the George Mason University School of Law.

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Juvenile Law in Fairfax Courts

You received a phone call and have learned that your child is in the custody of the Fairfax County police. The Fairfax criminal defense attorneys of The Gordon Law Firm have been consulted by many parents in your situation. Having your son or daughter in Virginia Juvenile Court system can be an emotional and frightening time, even if it is for a traffic summons. Finding an experienced lawyer that is familiar with the Fairfax Juvenile Court system can help your family through this difficult and worrisome time.

The Gordon Law Firm has represented children charged with all types of criminal charges in Fairfax ranging from Reckless Driving and DUI to very serious matters such as carjacking, gang participation, sexual assault, and even murder. Unfortunately, as Virginia politicians have sought to get “tough on crime,” the laws originally intended to help young people recover from bad mistakes have become more punitive. The laws have changed in many ways to make what was once a process intended to give a young person in Fairfax a second chance, to a system that is intent on obtaining convictions that will stay on a child’s permanent criminal record. As a result, every juvenile case in Fairfax County can be very serious.

The Gordon Law Firm offers a free consultation. To confidentially discuss your child’s juvenile court matter, call our law firm at 703-218-8416 or toll free at 866-591-6682.

Facts you may not know about Juvenile Law in Virginia

  • A Fairfax County police officer does not have to get parental consent before interviewing your child. The officer is even permitted to mislead a parent during a criminal investigation.
  • If a juvenile receives more than one traffic violation, their privilege to drive can be suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles of Virginia.
  • A felony adjudication in juvenile court will always remain in the public record. Without a pardon by Virginia’s Governor, a juvenile’s felony conviction in Fairfax may stay on his or her record remainder of his or her life.
  • A child’s misdemeanor adjudication can be used in the future to enhance punishment for crimes he or she may commit later in life.
  • If a child is over the age of 14 and is accused of a serious violent crime, the child can be tried by the Fairfax County prosecuting attorney as an adult. If the child is convicted, the judge can sentence the child to incarceration in prison.
  • If a child is over the age of 16 and is accused of any felony, the Commonwealth Attorney may petition the Juvenile Court to have a trial in Circuit Court and to attempt to send the child to an adult prison.

Early action by an experienced attorney may make a difference in the outcome of your child’s case.

The experienced criminal defense attorneys of The Gordon Law Firm understand the complex issues families face in Virginia Juvenile Courts. Our lawyers can work in the Fairfax Juvenile court system with the police, social workers, mental health counselors, school officials, and other professionals in the Virginia juvenile justice system to attempt to obtain a successful result for your child.

To meet with an experienced juvenile defense lawyer in Fairfax County for a free consultation to discuss your child’s case, call our law office at 703-218-8416 or toll free at 866-591-6682.