Although your son or daughter may be a minor, if he or she committed a serious crime, his or her case may be prosecuted as if he or she were an adult. Instead of facing juvenile detention or other more benign consequences, your child may face a stiff prison sentence.

We Fight To Protect Your Child’s Future

At the Law Offices of McKenzie & Tehrani we understand that kids make mistakes. That is why we aggressively defend young people and their families against criminal charges and help them avoid a future marred by a criminal record.

In Maryland, certain felonies (murder, rape, etc.) can immediately transfer to adult court. Other felonies, such as certain drug charges, weapons charges, or vehicular homicide, can be elevated to adult court at the discretion of the prosecutor.

There are numerous factors that play into how your child’s case will be handled. The severity and circumstances of the incident and your child’s age are among the most important. As your lawyers, we can review your case and determine how the prosecution may choose to proceed with the case. Additionally, we can advocate on your child’s behalf to be tried as a youthful offender in Juvenile Court.

Juvenile & Youthful Offender And Sealed Record

Although your child may be tried in adult court for a felony offense, if he or she is tried as a youthful offender or juvenile, he or she will be allotted special protections such as the ability to erase records. If no other felony violations occur by the time your child turns 21, his or her record will be automatically erased.

To learn more about juvenile and youthful offender status and how it may apply to your child’s case, schedule a free consultation with Criminal Defense Attorneys Joseph McKenzie and Payman Tehrani with offices in Prince George’s County and Montgomery County.

Call 301-309-3669 or cell 240-604-6405 or contact us online.

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD AS IF THEY WERE OUR OWN.

Let our experience and dedication work for you.

CONTACT US TODAY

ROCKVILLE OFFICE

20 Courthouse Square, Suite 213, Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (301) 209-7024

Emails: JMcKenzie@mtmd-law.com     PTehrani@mtmd-law.com

GREENBELT OFFICE

6411 Ivy Ln Suite 540, Greenbelt, MD 20770

Phone: (301) 209-7024

Emails: JMcKenzie@mtmd-law.com     PTehrani@mtmd-law.com

shane stephen
shane stephen
May 3, 2021.
Highly recommend for any situation. Mr. McKenzie was swift in his work, and dedicated to help.
Ashe Stephen
Ashe Stephen
April 28, 2021.
I had a serious family matter regarding some issues from the past that somehow resurfaced. I made a call to Mr.McKenzie, and he got back to me in a timely manner. He explained what the process would be and without failure, and solved the case presented. Everything from the assistants in the office communicating information to ease you through the process. I highly recommend this law firm, and if necessary will use them again!! You gained a client
Phoebe Trocano
Phoebe Trocano
February 25, 2021.
My husband had a complicated ticket issue in Maryland that went back 34 years ago that the McKenzie - Tehrani staff handled quickly and professionally, all while my husband and I were living on the west coast!
Irving G
Irving G
December 5, 2020.
Professional lawyers who are attentive to detail. Mr. McKenzie is taking on a case for a family member and has always kept us up to date on all details. They’re prices are fair for the quality of their service. I will definitely work with them in the future
dennis
dennis
August 26, 2020.
Just wanted to ask questions , and Joseph helped me And gave me advice on what my next steps should be . I’m happy I called and really appreciate the help !
Melvin Reyes
Melvin Reyes
June 23, 2020.
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R De Campos
R De Campos
June 2, 2020.
Joseph McKenzie is a very good attorney. One of my go to.
MJRUSS84
MJRUSS84
January 25, 2020.
Mr. Tehrani recently represented me in District Court for a 3rd DUI charge. Despite the seriousness of this offense and possible severity of penalties, Mr. Tehrani’s thorough preparation before the trial and professionalism during the trial resulted in a minimal sentence involving no jail time or incarceration. Mr. Tehrani was very honest about the possibilities I was facing throughout this entire process and was always very responsive to any requests or questions that I had. I would highly recommend Payman Tehrani to anyone in need of great representation. - M.R.