Albuquerque, NM Juvenile Law


Arrested Juvenile

If your child has been accused of a crime, do not delay in contacting an experienced defense attorney. The juvenile justice system can be complex to navigate. It’s vital to your child’s future that you choose a lawyer with extensive experience in juvenile crime law.

I am attorney Angela Arellanes, and I have more than 25 years of experience in defending minors charged with offenses in Albuquerque, NM.

Understanding Juvenile Crime Laws

Juvenile crimes include all of those committed by adults, including theft, drug crimes and vehicular homicide, as well as those unique to juveniles, such as underage DUI, possession of cigarettes, and graffiti. All but the most severe charges are tried in the juvenile justice system rather than courts for adults.

Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony charge, having the support of an experienced juvenile defense lawyer is essential. A criminal record can have a substantial negative impact on a young person’s future. I can help to minimize that impact by having charges reduced or dismissed, as well as expunging a young person’s juvenile criminal record.

Expungement of Juvenile Records

Many people do not realize that juvenile offenders have the opportunity to expunge their juvenile criminal records. This allows you to have a fresh start once you turn 18.

This aspect of juvenile crime law can be confusing, and you will need an attorney to complete the process.  I have experience in obtaining expungements of criminal records throughout the state of New Mexico and can help give you a fresh start.

Albuquerque Juvenile Defense Attorney

As an experienced juvenile law attorney, I handle cases involving minors with understanding and empathy. Most juvenile crimes are the result of inexperience and mistakes. The impact of those crimes should not haunt a person for the rest of his or her life.

If you or your child needs an attorney with experience in juvenile crime law, reach out to Angela Arellanes Law in Albuquerque. Call today for a free initial consultation.

Call Angela Arellanes today at 505.247.2417 for compassionate and experienced representation.