Sonora Juvenile Crimes Attorney
Your Child Deserves a Second Chance
For those new to the adult justice system, legal processes and procedures are confusing enough, but usually at least somewhat familiar. The juvenile justice system, however, operates under completely different rules than the adult system, and can be overwhelming for even the most mature minor child and his or her family.
Some of the major differences between the adult criminal justice system and the juvenile courts system are that the juvenile courts offer no right to a jury trial and, if your child has been arrested, you have no right to free him or her by posting bail. Unfortunately, the differences are significant enough that confusion regarding juvenile courts procedures could result in missed opportunities to help protect your child’s rights or to get them released from custody. Our Sonora juvenile crimes lawyer has over 30 years of legal experience and can help steer your children to the right path.
Our clients have maintained a recidivism rate of less than 5% because we take the time to listen and find the root of the problem.
Common Juvenile Cases We Handle in CA
We have helped hundreds of families navigate the juvenile justice system, and get their children back on track. We understand that, as a parent, you may fear that your child may be taken from you, placed in foster care or in the home of a relative, end up in juvenile hall, or face a lifetime of educational, housing, and career related consequences.
We help by defending your child with compassion, commitment, and skill, regardless of whether your child is facing allegations of:
- A drug or alcohol offense
- A sex crime
- Gang-related crimes
- Graffiti tagging
We handle the defense of all juvenile charges, and we do so by investing the time to learn about each child’s unique situation. We want to know your child’s background, whether there are any extenuating circumstances, and what your child’s plans for the future are. We work with minors and alleged juvenile offenders holistically, addressing issues relating to family dynamics, self-esteem, any possible abuse or violence in the home, gang activity in the neighborhood. and any problems they may be having in school.
Our Results from Juvenile Cases
Our juvenile clients have a low recidivism rate – our presence, and our taking the time to really listen to them, is genuinely helping them get their lives back on track. While we cannot guarantee any specific result for your child’s case, you can feel confident that we will protect your child’s rights and future. Countless letters from juvenile clients and their parents detailing how we have made a difference in their lives speak to our track record of success handling these cases.
If your child needs help, call our Sonora juvenile crimes lawyer at (209) 231-6506.