Juvenile Representation

When children are charged with a crime in Ohio, they respond to a separate court system from adults. While this system is civil, not criminal, in nature, there can be serious consequences if the charges are not addressed appropriately.


John began his practice in Butler County Juvenile Court and now practices regularly in both Hamilton and Butler Juvenile Courts. Attorneys working with the juvenile system need to be familiar with both the processes and people involved in Juvenile Court. Most courts have a number of viable alternatives to the traditional judicial process for juveniles. It is important to make a case-by-case determination as to what is appropriate for your child.

John has represented juveniles on a wide range of charges including Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, Felonious Assault, Rape, Drug Trafficking, Drug Possession, Breaking and Entering, Vandalism, Assault, Domestic Violence, Underage Possession, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass, and juvenile traffic offenses.

John is also certified as a Guardian ad Litem in the State of Ohio. This process involves a number of trainings focused on effectively representing and communicating with juveniles engaged in the court system.

Whether it is a traffic matter, delinquency matter, or status offense, you should contact an attorney immediately if your child has been cited or arrested.