Robert E. Levy believes that children should be given a chance to enter into adulthood with a fresh start and clean criminal records. Sadly, juvenile offenders are in many instances not given good access to a skilled criminal defense lawyer and parents in often believe that juvenile crimes are simple and will not affect their kids into adulthood. Sometimes children, especially teenagers, make mistakes. They are young and energetic and are unaware that their mistakes of today could have a lasting impact on their life. To properly defend a teenager, a parent should seek the help of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who is familiar with California law relating to juvenile crimes.
In California State, almost 15 percent of all persons arrested are juveniles. This means a large number of children are arrested every year. According to the California Department of Justice, adult arrests are reported to be on the decline while juvenile crimes are increasing.
Burdening a juvenile with a bad criminal record before reaching the lawful adulthood age can have severe and lasting consequences. Some parents with kids accused of juvenile crimes might choose to leave the child to the justice system for them to be taught a lesson. However, this could also be a poorly-informed decision. Leaving your child in the system gives them a chance to spend a lot of time with juvenile criminals rather than being directed to positive role models who could inspire the child to become a better person.
Some juvenile offenses are not automatically closed up and might even be termed as “strikes” in maturity, leaving very little defense against a lengthy prison sentence as stipulated by the California Three Strikes Law. If a juvenile is found guilty of “strike” offense as a teenager, he or she could face a jail time almost twice as long once an adult for a felony such as a fatal car accident or drug possession. If convicted of two felonies as an adult you could face life imprisonment.
If your child has been accused of a juvenile crime, Robert E. Law Firm is here to assist you. We offer confidential consultations to children and their families. The juvenile crimes we handle include: rape, murder, robbery, weapons charges, gang activity, drug charges, shoplifting, burglary, auto theft, crimes at school, underage drinking, vandalism, traffic tickets, assault, destruction of property, stalking, trespassing, bullying, arson, possession of stolen property, receiving stolen property, driving violations, auto accidents, driving without a license, resisting arrest, curfew violations and truancy.
At Levy Criminal Defense, we take exceptional care in our work to defend juvenile clients. Robert E. Levy in Temecula is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has handled many cases relating to juvenile crimes. He understands that every child should be defended against all felony or misdemeanor charges and given an opportunity to mature into a successful adult. Remember, a juvenile crime charge could have a lasting and devastating impact on your child’s future if not handled carefully. If your child is accused of committing a crime, Robert E. Levy is ready to defend their case.
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