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Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorneys in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax criminal defense lawyers at the Sprano Law Firm represent clients in juvenile delinquency proceedings in all Northern Virginia Courts. Experienced juvenile court attorney Alene Sprano has defended children against all types of juvenile charges, including felonies and misdemeanors.

Kids make mistakes. It is a normal part of growing up. This is known and understood by anyone who has experience raising children of their own or simply remembers what it was like to be a child themselves. Unfortunately, the Virginia criminal justice system is not always quite as understanding. These days, simple childhood mistakes can result in criminal prosecution, incarceration, and sometimes a permanent criminal record. These devastating consequences can have a lasting, negative impact on the child’s future.

If your child is facing juvenile criminal charges, take action immediately to ensure he or she is protected. Even if you feel they have done something wrong and need to be punished, in most cases you can take care of that within the home. In juvenile court, they will be facing off against an experienced criminal prosecutor. To level the playing field you need to find a top-quality criminal defense lawyer with specialized experience in juvenile court. The attorneys at The Sprano Law Firm, LLP in Fairfax have been fighting for the rights of juveniles in Northern Virginia JDR Courts for over 20 years.

Attorney Alene Sprano once served as the supervising lawyer for the juvenile criminal defense section of the Fairfax Public Defender’s Office. Attorney Mike Sprano started his career as a public defender gaining experience defending hundreds of minors charged with all types of criminal offenses in Fairfax J&DR Court, from misdemeanors to serious felony charges. Since moving into private practice in 2001, we have continued to represent juveniles facing criminal charges all over Northern Virginia. This extensive background of experience in the specialized field of juvenile criminal law makes us uniquely qualified to assist you and your child no matter what the charge or circumstances.

We also handle school disciplinary proceedings in cases where the alleged criminal consequences may also impact the child’s academic placement.

Contact our Fairfax juvenile defense lawyers to learn more about how to get a second chance for juveniles accused of crimes.

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Defense Against Misdemeanor and Felony Charges

Our firm represents minors charged with every type of crime, including:

Drug Crimes

  • Drug possession and distribution

  • Drug manufacturing

  • Conspiracy to distribute

  • Distribution on school property

  • Possession of marijuana

Theft Crimes

  • Shoplifting

  • Grand larceny and petit larceny

  • Auto theft and vehicle tampering

  • Unauthorized use of a vehicle (“joy riding”)

  • Burglary, breaking and entering

  • Trespassing

Sex Crimes

  • Rape

  • Forcible sodomy

  • Sexual battery

  • Indecent liberties

  • Internet solicitation and other Internet sex crimes

  • Indecent exposure

  • Sexting

  • Child-on-child sex crimes

  • Possession of child pornography

DUI and Traffic Charges

  • Driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated

  • Driving under age 21 with alcohol (“Baby” DUI)

  • Reckless driving

  • Speeding

  • Hit-and-run

  • Driving on a suspended license

Violent Crimes

  • Malicious wounding

  • Assault and battery

  • Assault on a teacher

  • Assault on a police officer

  • Assault by mob

  • Gang charges

  • Domestic assault

  • Arson

  • Murder

  • Robbery

  • Abduction

  • Use of a firearm

  • Possession of a firearm on school property

  • Weapons at school

  • Bomb threats at school

General Misdemeanors

  • Trespassing

  • Disorderly conduct

  • Drunk in public

  • Underage possession of alcohol

  • Phone threats

  • Stalking

  • Disruption of school

  • Underage possession of tobacco

Other Issues

  • Parole violations

  • Probation violations

  • Detention hearings

  • Juvenile bond motions

Understanding Your Priorities

As parents ourselves, we thoroughly understand the questions and concerns that parents have when a child is facing a criminal charge. Parents who are seeking a defense attorney they can trust to represent their child have come to the right place. Our firm can help you fight the charges your child is facing in order to protect his or her future.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

To discuss your juvenile criminal defense case with one of our dedicated attorneys, call us, or contact us online. Our office is located near the Fairfax County courthouse. We are open for appointments Monday through Friday, and lawyers are available by phone and email seven days a week.