Fresno Juvenile Crimes Lawyer
Defending Clients Facing Juvenile Crimes in Fresno County
As a parent, one of your duties is to ensure that your child has a promising future. You would do anything in your power to help them succeed in life. So, when your child is falsely accused of a crime and is arrested, it may be one of the most difficult experiences in your life. However, you can still do something, so take action today with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Our Visalia juvenile criminal defense lawyers at the Sawl Law Group can fight to prove your child’s innocence and have their charges dismissed. We have taken over 100 cases to trial and are experienced in prosecution and defense. With our experience and skill, our legal team can defend your child from all angles and provide them with the best possible results.
Is your child facing a juvenile crime in California? Call Sawl Law Group today at (559) 205-7757 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our juvenile crimes attorney in Fresno!
California's Juvenile Crime Laws
In the state of California, children under the age of 18 are not processed in the same court as adults, except in certain circumstances. Often, a minor is issued a citation for their offense, requiring them to appear in court later. They are arrested and taken to a juvenile detention center if the offense is more severe. This way, minors are separated from adults while awaiting their sentencing.
Juveniles are also treated differently when it comes to trials and sentencing. Many California laws reduce sentencing for minors regarding certain crimes. There are some circumstances, however, where a minor could be tried and sentenced as an adult, such as in cases of murder (Pen. Code § 190.5) or many aggravated or violent crimes.
Juvenile Cases We Handle
Common types of juvenile crimes our firm handles include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Shoplifting and other theft crimes
- DUI and other alcohol-related offenses
- Drug crimes
- Assault and other violent crimes
- Sexual assault and other sex crimes
Contact Our Juvenile Crimes Attorney Today
A conviction in juvenile court leads to serious penalties and a permanent mark on your child’s criminal record, which can make applying to college and getting a job extremely challenging. With more than four decades of combined experience, our Visalia juvenile criminal defense attorneys can protect your child’s rights, freedom, and future throughout the juvenile or criminal justice process.
Contact Sawl Law Group today to schedule a FREE consultation with our juvenile crimes lawyer in Fresno!