Juvenile Crimes Defense Lawyers 
in Sacramento

Aggressively Protecting the Rights of California Minors

A person of any age can commit a crime. However, the laws are different for minors. Children under age 7 cannot be tried at all, while children between the ages of 8 and 15 are often tried in juvenile court. While at juvenile court, a prosecutor can decide whether to file charges, handle the crime off the record, or dismiss the case altogether.

Deciding Factors of Juvenile Charges

Prosecutors take the following into consideration when deciding whether or not to file charges:

  • The minor's age
  • The severity of the crime
  • The evidence against the minor
  • The minor's attitude
  • The minor's past criminal record
  • The parents' ability to control the minor
  • Whether the minor has an attorney

Act now to protect your child's future. Contact Gonzales Law Office today to schedule your free consultation.

Keep Your Child's Reputation Intact

A crime committed by a minor can be a big deal. Technology has made it easy for universities and employers to check an applicant's background and any derogatory marks can ruin a minor's chance of success.

If your child faces criminal charges, you need aggressive representation. The Law Office of Jonathan Gonzales can help. When we go to trial, we win. Don't let your child lose out when they have made a mistake. Don't make another by refusing assistance from a top juvenile crimes defense attorney Even if the issue is handled off the record, the officer or judge can still dole out appropriate punishment. At the very least, the minor will receive a lecture. The judge may also order community service, probation, counseling, or restitution to the victim, if applicable.

Why You Need a Sacramento Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney

In any event, it is important to have an experienced juvenile defense attorney on your side to see that you benefit from defense strategies that work. Attorney Gonzales at The Law Office of Jonathan Gonzales is an aggressive Sacramento trial lawyer who has an undefeated jury trial record for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 across a variety of criminal cases. You can count on him to help you with your case!

Has your child been charged with a crime? Let our juvenile criminal defense lawyer in Sacramento help you! Call (916) 318-5177 today. We offer free consultations.

Reasons to Choose Gonzales Law office

An Unwavering Drive to Fight for the Accused
  • Licensed to practice in all California and Federal courts

  • Featured in an article on Fox40 for our commitment to the law and impressive legacy

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Starsâ„  and rated Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers

  • Attended drug & alcohol recognition training for a Drug and Alcohol Recognition P.O.S.T Certificate

  • Former police officer with experience in the DUI Unit at the Public Defender’s Office

  • A dedicated trial lawyer with an undefeated record of results for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

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