Juvenile Crimes There's No Alternative

Orange County Juvenile Crime Attorney

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If your minor child is in trouble, one of the best things you can do is hire a skilled Orange County juvenile attorney to represent them in court In California, crimes that have been committed by minors seventeen years or younger are prosecuted in the California juvenile court system. Juvenile courts handle cases involving children between the ages of 10 and 17 who are accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses.

Although the intent is to rehabilitate children, it is very common for incarcerated minors to either repeat their original offense or get into other trouble after they are released. The consequences depend on the seriousness of the crime and the criminal history of the minor. No matter what type of crime your child has been accused of, our Orange County juvenile crime attorneys will be able to assist you.

Contact the professionals at the Law Offices of Randy Collins to schedule a consultation and learn more about our experienced Orange County juvenile crime attorney.

Understanding Juvenile Laws in California

SB 190 would end the practice of collecting fees from the families of juvenile delinquents while SB 395 will require minors to talk to an attorney before they give up any of their legal rights. This particular law was prompted by the case of a 10-year-old SoCal boy who shot and killed his father, a white supremacist. In 2011, the boy said he understood what he was doing when he confessed to shooting his father, a local neo-Nazi leader.

Another bill will keep children 11 and younger out of juvenile courts while yet another proposed legislation states minors cannot be sentenced to life without parole. Instead of incarcerating these young offenders, legislators are proposing alternatives such as crime prevention, rehabilitation and family ties, in keeping with children’s development. A UC Berkeley School of Law study titled “Making Families Pay” says the fees disproportionately punish minorities and harming them socially and economically.

How the Juvenile System Works Now

Under the current juvenile justice system, children can be arrested for crimes or for status offenses based on their age such as curfew violations, truancy or running away. Law enforcement officials are arguing that the juvenile justice system is already built around rehabilitation and that it is rare for children under 12 to be locked up. In many cases, children 12 and under are often cited and returned to their parents. Young children are, however, taken into custody when an officer determines the crime is serious enough or that the child is a danger to a victim. In those cases, the child offenders are sent to juvenile hall and the case is handed over to the county probation department.

The District Attorney then determines whether to pursue charges. Within three days of the arrest, a detention hearing takes place to determine whether the child should remain in juvenile hall or be returned to his or her family. Juvenile cases receive bench trials. Advocates argue that it is a waste of time and money to prosecute children when few charges are actually sustained.

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