Temecula Juvenile Crime Attorney
Powerful Criminal Defense Lawyer in Murrieta – (951) 703-6645
As a parent, there are few things more frightening than to receive a phone call or a visit from the police informing you that your child has been arrested. As the threat of possible harsh consequences and a permanent criminal record for your child looms, it can be difficult to know what to do, who to trust, or where to turn for help. When the stakes are high, you need an advocate in your corner who can fight to protect your child’s rights to the full extent of the law. You need a Temecula criminal defense lawyer from Camarata Law on your side.
At Camarata Law, our trial-tested attorneys understand that good people can find themselves in difficult situations during their youth, and we are prepared to go the distance to ensure your child’s wellbeing is guarded every step of the way during this uncertain time. As shown by our 10.0 “Superb” Avvo Rating, prestigious Super Lawyers® inclusion, and ranking among The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 advocates, our team has the passion and experience to protect your child and fight to minimize the consequences they face.
Your child’s future may be in jeopardy. Connect with us today to discover how we can help.
My Child Has Been Arrested – What Happens Now?
In California, minors who are arrested are either held in custody or released their parents or guardians at the discretion of law enforcement. Since many juvenile halls in California are vastly overcrowded, however, most juvenile facilities will only accept minors charged with the most violent or heinous offenses, with most others being released. If a minor is held in juvenile hall, the probation department or district attorney’s office will then decide whether to file a formal petition against them, or the juvenile equivalent of criminal charges.
Unlike adult courts, however, most juvenile courts are far more focused on rehabilitation and education rather than punishment. Still, juvenile courts can expose accused minors to a variety of serious consequences.
Possible consequences for juvenile offenders include:
- Juvenile corrections
- Being placed in foster care
- Becoming a ward of the state
In certain situations, a judge may even choose to try a child as an adult, subjecting them to the same penalties as any adult accused of the same crime. Minors who are tried and convicted in adult court can face incarceration in a youth facility until they reach the age of 24, after which time they will be transferred to an adult correctional facility.
Guarding Your Child’s Wellbeing & Freedom
Regardless of the specific circumstances, one thing remains constant: if your child is convicted, they may be removed from your care and face serious consequences. At Camarata Law, our Temecula juvenile crime lawyers understand the severity of your child’s situation and are prepared to do everything within our power to pursue a favorable result for their case. From negotiating with prosecutors to identifying weaknesses in the opposition’s case, we can help level the playing field and allow you to achieve much-needed peace of mind knowing their rights are protected.
Do not let your child’s future be ruined by one mistake. Fill out an online form today to take the first step towards retaining the powerful advocacy you need.