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With juvenile crimes, a lawyer is the key to a child's rights

Here in California, as well as across the United States, juveniles and adults alike are expected to follow the same laws. If these laws are violated, an individual can be held accountable in the court of law. But here is where the similarities between juveniles and adults stop in the eyes of the law.

Not only do juveniles go through a different criminal justice system than adults, but juveniles also do not have many of the same constitutional rights. As you can imagine, this can create not only confusion but considerable problems for juveniles accused of a serious crime.

Much of what people know about the law is learned from police procedural shows such as "CSI" and "Law and Order." But these television shows do not accurately depict what really goes on in the criminal justice system. More to the point, these shows rarely show what a juvenile will actually encounter when facing criminal charges. This means that juveniles, as well as their parents, may be ill equipped to handle the situation at hand.

This is where an experienced attorney comes into play. Because of a lawyer's knowledge of the California juvenile criminal justice system, they can effectively communicate the seriousness of the charges against the child as well as the penalties they could face if they are found guilty.

On top of that, a lawyer can explain what rights a juvenile is afforded by the U.S. Supreme Court such as, but not limited to: a phone call after being taken into police custody, the right to legal representation, the right to Fifth Amendment protection, and notice of the criminal charges against them.

As we have said many times before on this blog, criminal charges should be taken seriously as they can have a negative impact on a person's life. But this fact is more so true for juveniles who may see a huge chunk of their left taken away from them because they didn't understand the rights they had.

Recent Case Results

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    John was able to get client a reduction of charge of a DUI because of being a nurse it could mean her license.

    He secured a Drunk in Public , and she would attend a 3 month program. Additionally, the dmv hearing was also set aside.

    Both being a win for the client.

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  • Domestic Violence

    A client was arrested for a Felony Domestic Violence, could have devastated her potential for future employment. John was able to get the case dismissed. Client was thrilled.

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  • Juvenile Charges

    A juvenile was arrested for 2nd Degree Robbery. After 6 months the case was dismissed.

    A juvenile was arrested for Sexual Battery. After 6 months and 80 hours of Community service, the case was dismissed.

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  • Drunk Driving Offenses

    A client with a 1st DUI arrest. Fearing she would go to jail; lose her license for a year and lose her job. Got a wet reckless and minimal fines.

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  • Drug Charges

    A client with 4 Felony charges on a Transportation Charge, a Attempt to Sell, Possession of Marijuana, (50 pounds), Conspiracy Charge all where reduced to 1 Misdemeanor. No Jail.

    Client was charged with 6 Felony drug possessions. Facing jail time. The results: Client got a deferred entry of judgment and then dismissed.

    Client charged with several felony counts of possession of Marijuana with intent to sell. Client was involved in a medical marijuana grow. Case was reduced and later dismissed.

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  • Sex Crimes

    A client with alleged 2 Felony Sex charges and he faced jail and sex registration. The case was entirely dismissed.

    Client charged with prostitution; facing jail time and sex offender registration. Result: NO JAIL TIME AND NO SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION Deferred Entry of Judgment.

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  • Domestic Violence

    Client charged with domestic violence, with great bodily injury. Case reduced to a misdemeanor with time served.

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