Juvenile Traffic Offenses
Reno Criminal Defense Lawyers – (775) 574-4774
Young adults just learning how to drive are likely to be unaware of most of the rules of the road and could inadvertently commit a serious traffic violation. After a juvenile is pulled over and arrested for a traffic offense, this is usually the basis of the defensive argument. In order for the defense to be fully effective at fighting off the harsh consequences of a conviction, proper case preparation, a keen understanding of the law, and good use of the evidence will be necessary.
At Joey Gilbert Law, we are proud defenders of juveniles accused of serious crimes, such as traffic offenses and drug crimes. Whenever we take a case, we approach it as if we are representing a close friend or family member, and use that motivation to fuel us when dealing with the prosecution and opposition. To talk with a Reno juvenile defense attorney who earnestly cares about your child’s future wellbeing, contact our office at your first opportunity for a free case evaluation.
Common Juvenile Traffic Offenses in Nevada
We believe understanding the charges against your teenage son or daughter is a good first step in defending against them. Regardless of the reasons why a teenage driver may commit a traffic violation, or why they might be wrongly accused of doing such, there are a few offenses that are more commonly recorded than others.
Juvenile traffic offenses frequently cited in Nevada include:
- Texting while driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Reckless driving
- Failing to stop at a stop sign
Call (775) 574-4774 to talk to our Reno juvenile defense attorneys about the charges that have been filed against your teenage child. When we can identify the charge and learn its details, we can start empowering your case.
Consequences of a Juvenile Traffic Offense Conviction
When a juvenile is convicted of a traffic offense, the penalties can vary from case to case but will be similar to a case that would have been tried in an adult court. If a fine is implemented for the violation, the family of the juvenile will be expected to pay it. Perhaps most damaging of all is the removal of the youth’s driver’s license. Juveniles who hold jobs or need to drive themselves to school due to their parents having work obligations can be put into incredibly difficult situations.
In many regards, if the penalties for a juvenile traffic offense conviction are taken too far, it could actually encourage criminal behavior in the child due to feeling unnecessary hardship. Our Reno criminal defense attorneys are adamant about doing everything possible to protect the rights of juveniles by fighting for charge reductions, case dismissals, and not guilty verdicts achieved after a courtroom battle.