Murrieta Juvenile Crime Attorney
Crimes Involving Minors
Crimes involving minors can be tough. Parents want nothing but the best for their children and to stand by and watch them be prosecuted in a court of law can be hard. Has your child recently been arrested for a crime? It is important to know that the juvenile justice system in the state of California has a goal to simply treat and rehabilitate juvenile offenders so that they can become productive and positive members of society.
If your child was arrested for a crime, the arresting officer has the discretion to either release the child to the parent's custody or, depending on the crime that was committed, take them directly to juvenile hall. The juvenile probation department will review the case and can choose to petition the District Attorney's Office to file "charges" in the juvenile court system, which is similar to filing charges in an adult court.
On occasion, the prosecutor's office will try to get a minor who has committed a serious crime "remanded" to an adult court to be tried as an adult. Often times, the crime that was committed was not serious enough for this sort of trial, but rather the prosecuting attorneys are simply trying to "make an example" out of the juvenile.
Representation Throughout The Unique Juvenile Law Proceedings
At the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis & Associates, our work is designed to address the unique aspects of juvenile law proceedings, ensuring that your child receives the best representation possible throughout the process.
- Over the years, we have successfully defended juvenile clients against various charges, including:
- Possession of marijuana
- Drug charges
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Sex offenses
- Assault and battery
- Assault with deadly weapon
- Criminal threats
- DUI causing injuries
Due to our knowledge and experience in the juvenile law area, we have often been able to obtain dismissals of all charges following successful completion of probation on the child's part.
Looking Out for Your Child's Future
With the help of an experienced criminal justice lawyer, you and your family can quickly resolve the charges and focus on moving forward with your lives. An attorney can thoroughly investigate every angle of the charges that were filed against your child and opt for the best solution to the case.
If your child has been accused of a crime and arrested, now is not the time to cut corners. Hire an aggressive and confident Murrieta criminal defense lawyer who will fully represent your child on any charge. The California juvenile criminal justice system can be hard to navigate, do not face it alone!
If your minor son or daughter has been accused of a crime in Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Perris, Corona or Riverside, you need the assistance of a top juvenile criminal defense attorney.
Contact our firm today for a free case evaluation.