It’s unfortunate, but even kids can get into legal trouble. What’s important to recognize with children being accused of crimes, is that it can follow and affect your child for life. Young people make mistakes, but this does not mean that they should have to be haunted by them for the rest of their lives. Juveniles do not have the right to a jury trial, unless they are treated as an adult. So, having an experienced juvenile defender is of the utmost importance. Laura is sharp, tough and focused. With over 1000 cases of experience she has a reputation for aggressively defending the rights of juveniles. Make sure to select the best juvenile defense lawyer you can.
If your child is accused of a criminal offense, call today 510-384-8563
Common types of juvenile crimes:
If your child has been convicted of a less serious crime or is younger than 14, it is likely they will not be tried in adult court. It is possible that your child could be sentenced to probation and can remain in the family home. It is possible that your child could be sent to a youth correctional facility, a youthful offender camp or may have to live in a group home.
In California, there are some cases which can cause minors to be tried as adults. Offenders who are 14 years old or older and are accused of serious crimes are at risk for this type of charge.
Types of juvenile crimes that could be tried in adult court:
Children do not always think ahead before they act. Juvenile crime lawyers have a variety of expertise and ability. Your child’s future is in the balance. Laura is a former public defender with an intricate knowledge of the juvenile justice system. Contact her for a case consult regarding your child’s legal issue.