Juvenile defendants are not always treated with respect. Their cases are often seen as minor or inconsequential. A juvenile's wants are often dismissed and their opinions are ignored. When someone is in trouble with the law, regardless of whether it is a juvenile or an adult, the person deserves to be treated like a human being. Whether it is a small traffic infraction or a violent criminal offense, every person charged is entitled to a fair court proceeding. This does not just mean an impartial Judge, a fair Prosecutor, and an Aggressive Defense Attorney; it also means that a defendant deserves respect too whether young or small. Over the past few weeks, there have been several instances of juveniles being treated as less equal or not as important. It is frustrating to see and is the very reason juvenile cases are dear to my heart. If your child or a juvenile you know is facing a criminal or traffic offense, tell them to call The Office of Ann Thayer at (703) 940-0001 for a free consultation. We will give it to them straight. We will make sure they understand the process. We will fight to get the best possible result. And we will make sure they are afforded the same respect as an adult.