Albuquerque Juvenile Attorney


When a juvenile is charged with either a misdemeanor or felony crime, it has a far-reaching impact on the family as well. If your child was charged with a juvenile crime, an experienced juvenile criminal attorney can help turn around an otherwise difficult family situation.

I am juvenile defense lawyer Angela Arellanes, and I have helped defend children facing juvenile criminal charges in Albuquerque, New Mexico for more than 25 years.

Contact me online or
call 505.247.2417 today to
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Alternatives for Juveniles in
New Mexico

As a juvenile defense lawyer, my goal is to protect your child from serious punishment while referring them to community-based counseling and treatment to address behavioral problems. That way, you and your family can move on from a juvenile criminal charge.

My years spent representing children as a juvenile criminal lawyer have shown me that juveniles have more rights and due process protections that adults have, juvenile offenders have more options for a positive outcome through diversion programs, counseling and community service.

Why Hire an Albuquerque Juvenile Defense Lawyer?

One of the differences between adult and juvenile law is that a juvenile case may be dismissed at any time: by an arresting officer, detention officer or intake officer at juvenile hall. That means time is of the essence when it comes to hiring a juvenile criminal attorney to represent your child’s best interests.

By working with a juvenile criminal defense lawyer, you open the possibility that your child’s case will be dismissed before it ever goes to court. This is important to prevent a conviction, excessive jail time and fines, particularly if your child is innocent of the crime.

ABQ Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney

As an experienced ABQ criminal defense attorney, I have represented children accused of anything from drug possession and drug trafficking to armed robbery, assault and battery. No matter the seriousness of the crime, there is always hope for your child.