Nobody said being a parent was easy and any parent with a child in trouble
knows how hard it can truly be at times. We all want what's best for
our children and parenthood doesn't come with instructions. Even the
best behaved, straight-A student can find themselves in some sort of legal
trouble before they reach the age of 18. In fact, according to the US
Department of Justice,
"In 2010, there were 4,857 arrests for every 100,000 youths ages 10
through 17 in the United States." The
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation states that 225,000 youths are arrested each year in the state. If your
child suddenly finds themselves in legal trouble you need to know the
Juvenile Law and how it works.
In the state of California the arresting officer has the sole discretion
to release the juvenile to his parents, or take the offender to juvenile
hall. Where your child is placed will decide the next course of action.
Depending on the crime that your child is accused of committing, his or
her criminal background, behavior at home and school & other factors,
your child could face a range of punishments. He or she can be punished
from as little as 6 months of probation to as much as being removed from
home and sent to the Division of Juvenile Justice (formerly known as the
California Youth Authority) as a ward of the state.
California's goal is to rehabilitate juvenile offenders so that they
can become productive, positive members of society. But no matter how
small or how large the crime accused, obtaining expert legal advice is
the best way to help your son or daughter.
If your child has been accused of committing a crime in Temecula, Murrieta,
Menifee, Wildomar, Perris, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Banning, Corona or Riverside,
contact a legal expert who knows juvenile law.
The Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates represents minors who have
been accused of a variety of crimes, including:
- Assault and battery
- Petty theft
- Grant theft
- Marijuana possession
- Possession of controlled substances for sale
- Sex offenses
- Hit and run
- Criminal Threats
Our office is located near the Southwest Juvenile Hall in Murrieta, California.
Contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation.