If your son or daughter has been recently arrested, you are probably very
worried about what will happen next, and you have good reason to be concerned.
Juvenile crimes are crimes that are committed by minors under the age of eighteen. If
an adult were to otherwise commit such crimes, they would be handled in
the adult court system.
Today, most juvenile crimes are handled by the juvenile justice system;
however, more serious crimes may incur the same criminal consequences
as their adult counterparts. This is especially common with more
violent crimes such as
Fortunately, the juvenile court system has moved their primary focus from
punishment to rehabilitation instead. Statistics have proven time and
again that juvenile offenders are far more inclined to re-offend when
they are handled by the adult courts, versus the juvenile courts. Not
only that, but juvenile offenders are far more inclined to delve deeper
into criminal activity when they are surrounded by adult offenders. When
this happens, the juvenile offender inadvertently becomes a product of
the adult court system, as opposed to directing them away from criminal pursuits.
Common juvenile crimes include vandalism,
assault & battery,
drug crimes and disorderly conduct. The juvenile court system generally handles such
crimes by sentencing the juvenile offender to detention, mandatory counseling,
probation and fines. However, as stated before, more serious offenses
may be criminally prosecuted in the adult courts system. For this reason,
it is essential that you hire an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense
attorney who has successfully defended juvenile cases in both the juvenile
and adult courts alike.
Martinian & Associates Inc. is a
criminal defense firm proudly serving the Los Angeles community. Their firm represents
clients charged with a vast array of criminal offenses including juvenile
crime among many others. If you decide to use their firm, you can be rest
assured that you will have a tough and relentless lawyer fighting to protect
your freedom and your legal rights.
Contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer from their firm today for a free case evaluation.