While parents and students at Vista Murrieta High School were reportedly stating recently that the recent sex allegations against two standout members of the football team won't harm the reputation of the school, the students accused of these crimes have not been so fortunate. While Juvenile Law prevents the records of its cases from being released to the public, the two 17-year-old students' names were released by the court as the charges against them were deemed serious and violent. In addition, the boys have not been permitted to play on the team this season.
One of the boys -- one of the school's top running backs who had gained the interest of several university team recruiters -- faces charges that include lewd acts on a child under 14, false imprisonment, dissuading a witness, and rape. A judge recently ordered him held pending a hearing in late October. The other boy -- a defensive lineman -- was also charged with crimes that were deemed "a serious and violent felony." He has been released pending a hearing.
If your child has been accused of a serious crime, please know that the State of California's goal with juvenile cases is to rehabilitate offenders to become productive members of society. However, it is important to protect your child's reputation and his or her future by having the experience of a juvenile crime lawyer on your side. Attorney Nicolai Cocis handles each of the cases that come to his office personally and with experience. He will thoroughly investigate the charges that have been made against your child and use his extensive knowledge of the juvenile court system to come up with the best solution possible for your family. If your child has been accused of a serious crime in Temecula, Murrieta, Hemet, Wildomar, Menifee, Perris, Banning, Lake Elsinore, Corona or Riverside, contact us today.