Juvenile Crime Defense in Solano County
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When a minor is detained by law enforcement or is facing criminal charges, he or she will need a juvenile defense attorney experienced in defending juvenile crime charges in particular. The juvenile court system functions differently than the state court system and an attorney will need to know how to provide effective representation in these particular cases.
Understanding the Scope of Juvenile Crimes
Under California law, a minor is a person under 18 years old. When a minor commits a criminal offense, he or she will face punishment in the juvenile court system. In some cases where a minor is older and has committed a very serious offense (such as murder or a violent sex crime) it is possible that he or she will be tried as an adult.
At Maas and Russo, our attorneys represent clients in all types of juvenile offenses, including:
Generally speaking the juvenile justice system in California is geared toward rehabilitation rather than punishment.
But if a minor does not have the appropriate legal representation of a skilled lawyer, it is possible that he or she will:
- Be treated unfairly
- Tried as an adult
- Punished for a crime he or she didn't actually commit
Contact Our Solano County Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyers
It will be in your best interests to consult a juvenile defense lawyer as soon as possible if your child has been arrested for a juvenile crime. Your child deserves competent legal representation, and that is precisely what our lawyers at Maas and Russo provide. We represent clients in juvenile criminal cases throughout Napa County and Solano County from our offices located in Vallejo , California.