In cases in which minors have been arrested for a criminal act, the laws
are considerably different than when adults are charged. Because the laws
are so different, an attorney without an intricate knowledge of criminal
law pertaining to juvenile offenses will not be able to provide adequate
legal counsel. When you are in need of a
Southern California Juvenile Criminal defense lawyer to represent your child, The Karpel Law Group provide effective and experienced
legal counsel and representation.
One of the biggest differences between the adult and juvenile criminal court system is that a juvenile charge has the ability to be dismissed at any stage by the arresting officer, juvenile hall intake officer or the detention officer. By having an experienced juvenile detention lawyer representing your child, they can begin working to get the charges reduced or often dismissed.
It is not uncommon for juveniles to make poor decisions, whether it is choosing the wrong group of friends or succumbing to peer pressure. In certain situations, your child might be around others who have committed a criminal act but might be innocent of any charges. Making sure that the rights of your child are protected could mean the difference between facing maximum penalties and having the charges reduced or dropped.
Our team of attorneys, psychologists, investigators and other experts will work together to develop a legal strategy to best represent your child. We also work for alternative strategies such as counseling, treatment, community service and other educational opportunities.
Additionally, if a judge or prosecutor determines that the juvenile should be charged as an adult, an experienced criminal lawyer will make sure your child’s rights are protected.
If your child is being investigated or has been charged with a criminal act, contact us toll free at 888-758-8186 to schedule a consultation with a Southern California juvenile criminal defense lawyer. Just because your child makes a mistake, does not make him or her a criminal. The Karpel Law Group will make sure that your child’s interests and rights are always protected.