Southern California Juvenile Delinquency Lawyer
A case is first considered a matter for juvenile delinquency court when a person under 18 is charged with a crime. Our attorneys at the office of Vincent W. Davis & Associates have handled many delinquency cases and have the experience necessary to provide you with the advice and guidance you deserve.
Any type of crime an adult can be charged with can also be charged to a juvenile. However, a fitness hearing is usually held to determine if the minor is “fit” to stand trial as an adult for his or her crime. Many crimes are routinely handled in juvenile court. Our lawyers stand up for the rights of the accused child in and out of court. Some of the types of delinquency cases that our firm handles are listed below, though we are not limited by this list.
- sex offenses
- car jacking
We also handle matters in which marijuana or other drugs are found with a juvenile. Many instances involve the discovery of the drugs by a police liaison officer that is stationed on a high school campus. These situations are eligible for the same types of punishments as if the drugs were discovered away from school.
Our goal is to have the charges dismissed. If this is not a possibility, we work to minimize the consequences imposed on the individual. We strive for placement in the home of parent (HOP) where the juvenile is under house arrest with an ankle bracelet but can still attend school and work in many cases. An attorney at our office can discuss the many different types of punishments with you that may affect the way in which we pursue a resolution to your child’s case.
For a consultation with a Los Angeles delinquency lawyer at the Offices of Vincent W. Davis & Associates, call us at 626-446-6442 or contact us online. Our offices are open 9 am – 7 pm, Monday through Friday, and on weekends by appointment.