Juvenile Crimes Defense Lawyer 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.
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
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 criminal 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 across a variety of criminal cases. You can count on him to help you wtih 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.