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Juvenile Criminal Defense

Las Vegas Juvenile Defense Lawyer Protects the Rights of Young People

Experienced advocate guides clients through the Nevada juvenile justice system

Anyone charged with misconduct is entitled to a strong defense, but when the accused is a child, special considerations apply. Nevada’s juvenile justice system recognizes this reality and is designed to resolve cases stemming from alleged unlawful acts by giving young people the tools they need to correct their behavior rather than subjecting them to punishment. Since 2002, the Miley Law Firm in Las Vegas has provided experienced support to youthful defendants in a full range of juvenile proceedings. As a seasoned juvenile defense lawyer, I am committed to helping families understand their options and advocating for a suitable disposition for their child.

Accomplished litigator defends accused youths in all types of cases

I advocate on behalf of subject minors on a full range of cases, including situations stemming from purported alcohol-related offenses, shoplifting, gang crimes, malicious mischief and matters pertaining to allegations of:

  • Drug crimes — Increasingly, authorities are realizing that harsh punishment often is counterproductive for individuals charged with drug crimes, especially when the person involved is a juvenile. When a youth has a substance abuse problem, juvenile drug court offers solutions that combine treatment with mentoring, family counseling and other services to get at the true cause behind a possession or use charge.
  • Sex crimes — Charges involving explicit images or unwanted contact of a sexual nature demand serious counsel from a qualified defense attorney. Even sending a picture of one’s own body qualifies a young person as a child in need of supervision. Repeat offenders, children who send images of others and youths accused of assault face findings of delinquency and the possibility of detention and sex offender status. In these matters, I thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the allegations to help prevent clients from being harmed by unwarranted allegations.
  • Underage DUI — For drivers under the age of 21, even a blood alcohol concentration of .02 percent can trigger a drunk driving charge. This might also be combined with a count for unlawfully purchasing, consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage while underage.

In these types of cases and others, my firm provides strong counsel for clients in the juvenile justice system as well as criminal defense representation when someone who is legally a child is tried as adult due to the nature of the alleged offense.

Dedicated attorney advises on probation and other alternatives to detention

Organized under Nevada’s Division of Child and Family Services, juvenile services offer several alternatives to residential detention within one of the state’s three youth centers. A key principle is that family engagement is a critical aspect to correcting youthful misconduct, so options such as diversion, monitoring and community supervision often serve everyone’s interests by allowing a child to remain at home while complying with an accountability program. This is especially true for first-time offenders. As a seasoned advocate, I make sure clients and their families have the representation they need to secure an outcome that helps youths move beyond their troubles, whether that is probation, diversion or some other type of disposition.

Contact a seasoned Nevada defense lawyer for assistance with a juvenile charge

The Miley Law Firm advises Nevada families on juvenile justice matters, such as charges relating to drug and DUI offenses. To make an appointment for a consultation in my Las Vegas office, please call 702-850-3600 or contact me online.

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  • ""Wow!! Mr. Miley was amazing. His office ladies are awesome as well. He more than took care of my citation. I can’t thank him enough. In Las Vegas it’s hard to find an honest attorney. Well he is more than that as he treats you like a real person. Thank you!" " - Michelle H.

  • "They made a difficult situation (divorce) easier to deal with. All of the staff are polite and professional." " - Marie M

  • "This law firm helped me tremendously. I ended up in a really nasty Divorce battle that scared the heck out of me. Miley was extremely confident and understood the law (and what protected me) and he put a plan together that got me the exact results he said it would. His office Manager Pam was as professional as they get. She always answered my calls and she was very prompt with whatever needed to be done (filing motion paperwork, mailings, etc). The work this team did was worth every dollar I spent." - ognewwavy

  • "Mr. Miley has handled my child custody case for years and I can always count on him to always do a great job and I trust him. I recommend him without any doubt. He will do a phenomenal job." - Freddie Mateo jr

  • "I met with Miley on two occasions once for a consultation the other to decide if I'd use his service. Miley comes off as a strong attorney that will get you remedy(like most attorneys) which is good bc they want new clients. His staff is friendly & professional when it comes to there client needs. However, I never used Miley Law Firm because at each meeting I felt rushed as if Miley wasn't listening to what I needed achieved but wanted me to pay to get started. That was a problem for me my situation was very complex and needed to be evaluated thourghly to represent me. I didn't see Miley doing that in fact all I saw coming was invoices in the near future from Miley not breaking my case down strategically. " - Paris Baker

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