Moving on after being in juvenile hall

Criminal Attorney Phiip Kent Cohen, Esq. shares advice for parents on how to help move on after their child has been in juvenile hall, including how to help your child move on
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Moving on after being in juvenile hall

So your child has been arrested, he's been found responsible for the juvey system, he's come to juvey hall or he is been put up on some type of sentence. What do you do after that? I have found one of the biggest, remaining impacts after someone goes through a criminal case is the stigma that is now on them. The stigma both from people who know what they have been through and sometimes more importantly the stigma of what they feel about themselves now that they have been through that process. I think a best thing a parent can do is to try to separate that experience from where they are now and where they are going forward. It is no different then when arguing you have with wife or with your husband. To keep coming back to it and to keep using something to bring up in those times of dispute does not help anybody. To keep pointing out to your child, I don't think helps him or her. I think that they have learned what they can from the experience, you hope that they learn, you hope that they moved on but you got to remove that stigma that is going to surround them.

Criminal Attorney Phiip Kent Cohen, Esq. shares advice for parents on how to help move on after their child has been in juvenile hall, including how to help your child move on


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Philip Kent Cohen, Esq.

Criminal Attorney

During nearly two decades as a premier trial attorney, Philip Cohen has defended individuals and corporations accused of criminal conduct in more than 30 federal and state jurisdictions throughout the country. Using a proactive, aggressive approach to litigation, Mr. Cohen has successfully represented clients in matters ranging from multi-million dollar fraud, money laundering, and embezzlement violations, to large-scale narcotics trafficking, robbery, assault, and murder. With an astonishing success rate at trial, Cohen attacks every case, regardless of subject matter, as a personal challenge to his courtroom abilities and advocacy skills. And it shows, as he is consistently recognized by his peers as one of the preeminent defense lawyers in Southern California.

Born and raised in New York, Cohen graduated with honors from Fordham University in 1988, before obtaining his juris doctorate from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1991. After building a thriving solo practice, he co-founded the boutique litigation firm of Murphy Rosen & Cohen LLP in 2003, where he headed up the firm's criminal practice, and continued to expand his presence as a select criminal trial attorney.  During this time, Cohen also began to utilize his advocacy skills in the realm of civil trial work, the result of which has been an uninterrupted string of civil trial victories in cases which have included business, malpractice and wrongful death disputes. In 2008, Cohen was invited to become an equity partner in the Los Angeles office of Venable LLP., a DC-based, 600-attorney international law firm, where he co-chaired the firm's West Coast white collar/criminal defense practice.

Despite his appreciation for the national presence and support that a large firm provided, Cohen longed the personal interaction and clientele autonomy that he had enjoyed throughout his career, and so, in 2009, Cohen re-established his solo practice with the advent of Philip Kent Cohen, APC., while continuing to maintain the highest level of attention, loyalty, and representation that his clients had come to depend upon. Recognized by clients and lawyers alike for his superior level of trial work, Cohen has been listed for the past three years as a Southern California "Super Lawyer" as chosen by his peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics magazine. In addition to trial work, Mr. Cohen devotes a substantial portion of his practice to post-conviction relief, and has represented numerous clients in both appellate and habeas corpus proceedings nationwide. 


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