Juvenile Crimes Attorney in San fernando Valley
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Representing Those Charged With Juvenile Crimes
A juvenile crime is any criminal act that is committed by a minor (person below the legal age of 18). Commonly committed juvenile crimes include: gang crimes, vandalism, petty theft, shoplifting, vehicular theft, drug offenses, DUI, and assault and battery. Many people make the mistake of assuming that minors can commit crimes and not suffer the consequences. However, this belief is far from the truth, as the state of
has implemented strict laws and penalties for juveniles who engage in criminal behavior or acts of delinquency. In some cases, juveniles may be charged as adults instead of minors if they have committed a serious criminal offense. With the consequences being so great, juveniles and their families cannot afford to take their criminal charges lightly.
Juvenile Crime Punishments
If a person is convicted of a juvenile crime, he/she may be sentenced with: fines, court and legal fees, community service, and probation. Additionally, the juvenile may be removed from his/her home and placed into a juvenile detention center. When it comes to most juvenile crimes, the courts primary focus is helping rehabilitate the minor versus punishing him/her. For this reason, a juvenile may have to attend court ordered counseling or rehabilitation.
Once a juvenile has been charged with a crime, it is always in the juvenile and his/her family's best interest to obtain a reliable criminal defense attorney who has successfully handled juvenile cases before. A lawyer will serve as the juveniles advocate and litigate with his/her future well-being in mind. In some cases, an skilled criminal defense attorney can negotiate with prosecutors to have charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Hedding Law Firm has represented many children and their families throughout the
Valley who have been charged with juvenile crimes. As knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys, we know that juvenile charges must always be taken seriously. When we work with our clients, we do everything we can to provide them with the best legal resources, representation, and guidance.
If your child has been charged with a juvenile crime, call the Hedding Law Firm at (818) 986-2092 today! Our skilled legal team will investigate the facts surrounding your case, contest evidence presented against you, and place every effort into your defense. At the Hedding Law Firm, we are dedicated to our clients and their cases.
Our California criminal defense attorneys focus primarily on defending clients in courts throughout the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County, including San Fernando Valley, San Fernando, Glendale, Burbank, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Sylmar, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Mission Hills, Sherman Oaks, Granada Hills, Reseda, Canoga Park, West Hills, Winnetka, Pacoima, Chatsworth, and North Hollywood, CA.