An excellent juvenile criminal defense lawyer with over 25 years of court experience in San Diego, David Pflaum protects the rights of your son or daughter and gets the best possible results in juvenile court.
WHAT IS A JUVENILE OFFENSE
A juvenile offense refers to an offense committed by a person under the age of 18. Many times teenagers, as well as their parents or guardians, have the erroneous idea that a crime committed before the age of 18 is not serious and will not affect their child’s future negatively. This is incorrect.
DO I NEED A JUVENILE DEFENSE ATTORNEY?
Yes. A juvenile offense should be treated as seriously as an adult offense since the offense can cause a minor to be put in custody and can give the minor a bad record.
Additionally, a juvenile criminal defense attorney provides reliable professional service, 24/7, with the goal of getting the best results for the minor.
Pre-Arrest. The parents of the minor should hire an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney immediately if the parents believe their child is under investigation or suspected of committing a crime.
A defense attorney provides valuable guidance and advice in order to avoid further prosecution and to protect the minor’s rights.
Cases in Court. For juvenile cases where charges have already been filed, a juvenile criminal defense attorney appears in court with the minor, and his or her parents, to successfully resolve the case.
If the juvenile is in custody, the defense lawyer takes steps to get the juvenile released to his parents as soon as possible.
Court Procedures. The defense lawyer persuades judges and prosecutors to eliminate or reduce charges and ensures that punishment is reduced.
The attorney files written petitions with the juvenile court judges that allow his client to be placed on informal probation or diversion, resulting in a clean record (see e.g. Welfare & Institutions Code sections 654, 790).
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