Protecting The Rights And Future Of Your Child

When your son or daughter is accused of breaking the law, you want to do everything you can to protect their rights and their future. Children have the right to a lawyer, just as adults do. Entrusting your child's case to an experienced attorney can ensure your child has the strongest possible defense.

Attorney David Zerbe is committed to helping you when your child faces delinquency charges. We understand the impact that consequences can have on your child and how important a successful, efficient resolution is. With over three decades of experience, attorney Zerbe is committed to protecting the rights and futures of adolescents across southeastern Indiana.

What You Should Know About Indiana Delinquency Proceedings

In Indiana, the juvenile justice system is quite different from the adult criminal justice system. The state typically does not charge juveniles with a misdemeanor or felony criminal charge. Rather, it files a petition for delinquency. Juvenile delinquency means that a minor has acted in violation of the law.

The child can admit or deny the offense. The case will proceed to a hearing in which the prosecution and the defense present their evidence. Then, a judge will decide whether the child has broken the law and will issue a sentence.

Your Child Has The Right To Legal Representation

Our firm has successfully defended juveniles who have, among other charges, been accused of:

  • DWI and DUI
  • Drug possession and trafficking
  • Theft
  • Underage drinking
  • Sexual offenses
  • Vandalism
  • Arson
  • Disorderly conduct

We can negotiate with the prosecution in an attempt to have your child's charges reduced or dismissed entirely. If negotiation does not work, we will aggressively defend your child in juvenile court.

Contact Our Office To Discuss Your Child's Case

You should take action in your child's case as quickly as possible to uphold their rights and defend them from delinquency charges. Call our Lawrenceburg office at 812-270-9999 or contact us online.