Los Angeles Juvenile Crime Defense Attorney
Has Your Child Been Charged With A Crime?
Confusion, anger, and fear are only a few of the countless emotions running through a parent's head when their child has been accused of a crime. Being charged with a crime as a juvenile could have many long-lasting, negative effects on your child's future and opportunities. That's why it is very important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible to ensure that you're the young person accused is not placed in jeopardy.
Crimes committed by a minor are in most cases handled differently than crimes committed by adults. The justice system tends to favor rehabilitation over severe punishment when it comes to convicting minors. With that being said, minors can still face serious penalties such as doing time in a juvenile detention center, having their driving privileges revoked (even if they are not old enough to drive), and having a criminal record for up to ten years. If your child faces criminal charges, you should contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney immediately. In serious
felony offenses, any effort to have the case moved to adult court must be fought vigorously from the outset.
Juvenile Crime Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles
At Okabe & Haushalter our defense attorneys are extremely knowledgeable in California juvenile law. Unlike in a typical adult criminal hearing, in California Juvenile Court there is no jury present during a juvenile trial. With no jury present, sentencing comes solely from the judge. We have been defending juvenile cases in the Los Angeles and South Bay area for years. Our well-established working experience with the judges and prosecutors assigned to these cases gives us valuable insight into the strategies to use when defending your case.
Having a knowledgeable attorney on your side who knows how to talk to a judge could be the deciding factor in reducing your child's conviction. Our attorneys work hard to ensure that your child's charges are not escalated to the point where they are tried in an adult court where they will face adult penalties such as jail time or worse.
Contact a Los Angeles Juvenile Defense Attorney
today if you have questions regarding your child's juvenile defense case.