A child charged as an adult faces much more severe consequences and penalties compared to a child charged as a juvenile. Unfortunately, New Mexico sees more and more children being charged as adults, particularly for felony violent crimes, such as assault and homicide.
If your child was charged with a crime and you fear they will be charged as an adult, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, juvenile criminal defense attorney Dorene A. Kuffer can assist by bringing over 30 years of experience as a defense attorney to your child’s defense.
Juvenile Law & Adult Prison in Albuquerque, NM
Statistics show that children who go to adult prison are 34% more likely to be rearrested after they are released. The goal of juvenile correctional facilities is rehabilitation. Most children who enter juvenile court grow up to live productive, crime-free lives. But if a child is sent to adult prison, the outcome is often different. That’s just one of the important reasons you want to keep your child from being charged as an adult. It’s important to choose an attorney with the right experience and expertise in juvenile or child law. Dorene Kuffer possesses over 30 years of defending children.
Contact our Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney
As a juvenile criminal defense attorney, Dorene Kuffer believes that every child deserves a second chance. If your child has been charged as an adult, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.