Defending Your Child's Future When They Face Criminal Charges

Has your child been accused of a crime? As a parent, you understand the potential impact a juvenile record could have on your child's future, including his or her education and future employment opportunities. Protect your child's future and contact our experienced Columbus juvenile defense attorney.

At the Kelly Law Office in Columbus, we provide strong, caring representation in Ohio juvenile courts. Since 1992, we have been standing up for the rights of minors charged with juvenile offenses of all types, including misdemeanors and felonies, such as:

  • Shoplifting and theft
  • Drug possession
  • Assault
  • Sex crimes
  • Speeding and traffic violations
  • Underage drinking
  • Trespassing and burglary

We know that you and your child are scared. We want you and your child to know that we are looking out for you. We will explain the legal process in a way that is easy for you to understand, so that you can regain control over what is happening.

We also know that you will have many questions about the situation and the impact that it may have upon your child's life. We will provide you with a realistic set of expectations so that you know what sort of options are available to you. No matter what choice you make, you will be in a position to decide what is best for the future.

We Believe Children Should Not Be Tried As Adults

In cases involving serious juvenile offenses, one of the first challenges that we will need to overcome is keeping the case in juvenile court. Prosecutors will try to force the juvenile courts to relinquish jurisdiction so the child can be tried as an adult, and face the much more serious penalties that an adult would have to face. We believe that children should not be treated as adults, and we will do everything within our power to keep your child's case in juvenile court where it belongs.

Protect Your Child's Future And Your Finances With Our Reasonable Fees

Our criminal defense services are available to you at reasonable rates. In many cases, we offer representation at a flat fee. If hourly rates are required by your case, we keep you informed of the costs throughout the process. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 614-556-4280 or send us an email.