Juvenile Cases

The juvenile legal system is a separate entity from the adult system. Juvenile charges, rules of court, and sentences are quite different from the adult system. Many people believe that juvenile charges can be removed from a person’s record after they reach eighteen years of age. Unfortunately, that is not true. Many juvenile charges can leave a permanent stain on a person’s record and result in difficulties in future education and employment.  Juvenile charges can be used as strikes under California’s Three Strikes Law. We have actual experience within the juvenile system including the adjudication process (similar to the trial process for adults). We also understand that there are different challenges and considerations when fighting for children and teenagers. The recent passing of Proposition 57 by California voters in 2016 has affected the juvenile process. We are constantly keeping up to date on any changes that can help our clients.