Beverly Hills Juvenile Crime Charges
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A parent's job is to worry about their children. More than anything, they want to protect their son or daughter and encourage them toward a bright and successful future. So, when a young man or woman is arrested for a juvenile crime they didn't commit, it can be a terrifying experience for both them and their parents. If convicted, a young person could face time in jail, or even prison, ruining any opportunity of finishing school and pursuing a reputable career.
Understanding Juvenile Crime in California
Ages for juvenile delinquency in California are very broad. In general, a person who is under the age of 18 is considered a juvenile and is treated as such by the California justice system. However, a person as old as 24 can be incarcerated as a juvenile in the California Youth Authority (CYA), and a person as young as 14 can be tried as an adult, depending on the circumstances surrounding their case. For the most part, juveniles are treated and penalized differently than adults. If they are convicted and sentenced to jail or prison, they are usually sent to a juvenile detention center or a youth correctional facility. But again, if their crime is considered serious enough to be treated as an "adult" case, they may be incarcerated with adults, though this is rare.
Whatever the case, your job as a parent is to ensure the safety and protection of your child. If he or she has been wrongfully arrested for a crime, you must do everything in your power to ensure that they are fairly treated in court and are not convicted and punished for a crime they are not guilty of committing. A conviction could permanently damage any hope your child had for a bright future, so do the right thing and speak with a Beverly Hills criminal defense lawyer right away to see how your child could be defended in court.
Talk to a Beverly Hills Juvenile Crime Attorney
When your child is facing charges, you need a criminal defense lawyer who will keep you informed throughout the entire legal process. You should never feel helpless or confused, and at the Law Office of Peter Berlin our goal is to make sure that this is never the case. We will always do our best to answer your questions and educate you about what is being done to fight for your child's freedom. Each attorney from our firm has the experience and knowledge to defend your child and provide the best results possible, so don't wait. Find out more by scheduling a free initial consultation with us today.
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