When teenagers are accused of criminal acts, the consequences can be profound and lasting. At The Palumbo Law Group, we believe that lack of judgment as a juvenile should not cloud the rest of that young person's life.

We provide skilled defense to youths under the age of 18 accused of crimes in Prince George's County and Charles County. We guide our young clients and their parents through the Maryland juvenile justice system to the most favorable outcome, advocating for second chances and consequences that are productive rather than punitive.


Criminal defense attorneys Daniel Palumbo and Michael Lovelace have extensive experience with juvenile cases. They have represented teenagers in juvenile courts and defended youths prosecuted as adults for more serious crimes. We welcome the full gamut of juvenile offenses:

  • Shoplifting and theft offenses
  • DWI/DUI or major traffic offenses
  • Drug possession
  • Assault and battery
  • Sexual offenses
  • Burglary or robbery
  • Underage drinking or possessing a fake ID
  • Vandalism or disorderly conduct

Our team includes a former Prince George's County assistant state's attorney and a lawyer with 25 years of criminal defense practice. We know the criminal statutes and juvenile court procedures as well as the local prosecutors and judges in the juvenile system. We will make every effort to avoid incarceration in a jail or juvenile facility and to minimize the long-term impact of an arrest.


Even though a juvenile record does not carry over to an adult criminal record, the allegations can severely limit your child's future prospects and outlook on life. Juvenile charges can affect extracurricular eligibility, college options and scholarships, as well as jobs and driving privileges.

We will assert your child's rights, challenge the allegations and maintain the focus on rehabilitation over punishment. In many cases, we can negotiate community service, restitution, treatment and other alternatives that preserve your son's or daughter's future opportunities.

Contact us for a confidential discussion with an experienced juvenile crime lawyer.