Defending California Juveniles Against Charges
If your child has been charged with a crime and you do not know where to turn, the attorneys at Bird & Van Dyke can help. We offer experienced legal representation for people throughout California’s Central Valley.
Experience With Juvenile Cases
At our law offices in Stockton and Tracy, we handle a wide range of criminal law matters on behalf of adults and juveniles. We can help if your child has been charged with:
- Trespassing or vandalism
- Assault/other violent crimes
- Gang-related offenses
- Drug charges
- Sex crimes
- Alcohol-related offenses
Protect Your Rights — Contact an Attorney
If your child has been charged with a juvenile crime, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. The consequence of an underage crime can be significant. Colleges do ask applicants about juvenile crimes and certain juvenile offenses may be used for enhancement purposes if a child is later prosecuted for a crime as an adult. If your child is found guilty of a sex crime, he or she may be required to register as a sex offender.
Juveniles Tried As Adults
In an effort to save resources, many juveniles are being tried as adults in California criminal courts. The penalties for a conviction as an adult are more severe than the equivalent crime committed by a juvenile. Find out more about juveniles tried as adults, and your legal options.
To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact a juvenile defense lawyer at Bird & Van Dyke.