Few things are scarier for a child or parent than going to court. It's full of strange words and procedures. Looming behind it all is the ever-present question of whether the minor will be able to go home or will be placed in custody.
That's why it's critical to have a skilled criminal defense attorney at your child's side. And not just any attorney will do, either. Because the juvenile criminal law system differs in significant ways from the corresponding adult system, it's essential that you retain a defense lawyer versed specifically in juvenile law.
Having prosecuted cases in juvenile court and also defended them, our California Juvenile Court Criminal Defense Attorneys can help guide you and your child through this mysterious and troubling process. An effective defense can mean all the difference...in terms of whether a petition will be filed against your child in the first place, whether your child can go home with you, whether she will have to spend time in juvenile hall -- and in the worst of cases - whether he will need to serve time in state prison as an "adult" offender.
Further, our Juvenile Court Criminal Defense Attorneys have the "non-legal" attributes it takes to effectively advocate for a minor in distress. We pride ourselves on our patience and perseverance as much as on our prowess in the courtroom. We don't expect you to give up on your child and we won't either.
Call us for help
If you or loved one is charged with a juvenile crime and you are looking to hire an attorney for representation, we invite you to contact us at Shouse Law Group. We can provide a free consultation in office or by phone. We have local offices in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Pasadena, Long Beach, Orange County, Ventura, San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, San Diego, Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and throughout California.
For information about Nevada juvenile crimes, go to our page on Nevada juvenile crimes.
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