Juvenile | Minors | Lawyer | Akron, OH

Summit County 330-434-1529

Portage County 330-678-1529

Attorney Brian L. Coffman – Lawyer | Akron, OH

Professional, Personal, Passionate

Available 24/7

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Legal counseling for juvenile cases

Whether you are facing juvenile criminal charges or are the parent of a minor who is, it is extremely important that you have exceptional representation throughout the duration of your case. Attorney Brian L. Coffman’s 20 years of legal experience have left him with the know-how and dedication to provide you the best outcome possible.

The area of juvenile law encompasses several subdivisions. I have represented children and parents in all aspects of juvenile law in my career. The outcome of juvenile law matters can have long term implications. I take a long term view to those cases; let me protect your child's future.

Defense for minors in the court of law

Delinquency: If your child is facing a delinquency charge, the juvenile equivalency of a criminal charge, I can help. I undertake these matters with the same zealousness as adult cases. Like adults convicted of crimes, children adjudicated to be delinquent are subject to fines and detention in a juvenile facility. Often, delinquency records can be sealed at age 18. However, certain juvenile acts can form the basis for adult charges or enhancements. In some cases, a child can be bound over to the Common Pleas Court to be prosecuted as an adult.

Types of juvenile charges:

Providing passionate legal defense to northeastern Ohio since 1998.


Member of the Akron, Portage County, and Ohio State Bar Association, and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Traffic: Children are held to the same traffic regulations as adults and can be find or have their license suspended for traffic infractions. Juvenile traffic offenses involving alcohol are especially serious and require an experienced attorney.


Abuse/Neglect/Dependency: Sometimes parents are charged with abusing, neglecting, or lacking the ability to properly care for their child. Parents in these cases can be subject to having their child removed from their home, or losing custody of their child altogether. If the government is trying to remove your child from your home, you need an attorney who will aggressively fight for your rights.


Custody/Visitation: See Domestic Relations.


"Thank you so much for helping our son in this matter."

- Parents of juvenile client