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Juvenile Crimes

Elkton, Maryland Juvenile Crimes Attorney

At the Law Office of Michael J. Onifer, III, P.A., keeping juveniles out of the adult criminal justice system is our foremost objective. In order to achieve this objective, we must be able to convince probation officers, prosecutors and judges that a young person is serious about changing their behavior and attitude. Counseling, participation in a substance abuse program and a commitment to education are often the necessary components of any successful plea arrangement. Depending on the specifics of a case, we may even recommend a psychological or medical evaluation and encourage regular drug testing. Unlike the adult criminal court system, by and large, juvenile courts are interested in giving young people a second chance and getting them the help they need. Our firm works closely with families and the courts in helping young people get their lives back on track.

If your son or daughter is facing charges, contact juvenile crimes lawyer Michael J. Onifer today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you. Most juvenile crimes can be expunged from a young person's record if they stay out of trouble for at least 5 years.

Juvenile Crimes Charges

The Law Office of Michael J. Onifer, III, P.A., represents teens and other juveniles in cases involving the following criminal allegations:

  • Drug possession
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Underage drinking / Minor in possession
  • Underage DUI
  • Shoplifting
  • Sex crimes
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Weapons charges

School Suspensions and Juveniles

Most schools will suspend a student if they are caught with drugs, alcohol or weapons, or are engaging in other criminal behavior on school property. However, a school suspension frequently complicates a young person's problems by interrupting their education and leaving them unsupervised. As your attorney, Mr. Onifer is fully prepared to go before a school board and ask that the student's suspension be rescinded.

Avoiding Being Tried as an Adult

Juveniles arrested for weapons charges, violent crimes and sexual assault may be tried as adults. In these situations, it's extremely important for an experienced and dedicated attorney to protect the rights and future of the juvenile. In general, the court wants some confirmation that a juvenile isn't unrepentant or bent on engaging in future criminal behavior. Our firm can help your son or daughter seek counseling, obtain help for an addiction and reassure the court that they intend to avoid destructive, criminal behavior. We are committed to giving young people a second chance and doing everything we can to keep them from being charged as an adult.

Contact Juvenile Delinquency Attorney Michael J. Onifer Today

We can help young people get the second chance they need. Help your son or daughter avoid entanglement in the criminal justice system - contact juvenile crime defense attorney Michael J. Onifer today.

"I was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin. I was arrested and my baby was taken to social services. It seems that my world was crashing down quickly. Mr. Onifer is my father's attorney and he agreed to represent me. He had me enroll in drug and alcohol therapy and I was able to get my child back. On my trial date he convinced the Judge to give me a probation before judgment verdict." --Alexandra Orem

"I was charged with second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property and Mr. Onifer was able to have both charges dismissed." --Michael Elliot
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Michael J. Onifer, III, PA
Attorney and Counselor at Law

147 E. Main St.
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: 410-885-4032
Fax: 410-620-2401
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The Law Office of Michael J. Onifer III, P.A., provides legal advice and representation for individuals and families in Elkton, Maryland, and nearby communities throughout northeast Maryland, including Chestertown, Snow Hill, Ocean City, Centreville, Bel Air, Aberdeen and Havre de Grace, Maryland. The Law Office of Michael J. Onifer, III, P.A., also serves the legal needs of residents of Newark, New Jersey, and nearby communities throughout northern New Jersey.

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