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Westlake Village Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer

Juvenile Crimes and Their Consequences

A person can be charged with a juvenile crime up until the age of 18, although there are special circumstances where some juveniles will be charged as adults because of the nature of the crime they have been charged with. A family facing the consequences of their juvenile charged with a crime can be very upsetting and frightening. No one wants to think of their child convicted of a crime.

When you need legal help to fight for your child’s rights, contact a criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens. Our firm has 60+ years’ experience compassionately representing juveniles throughout the Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks areas. When you need a caring and dedicated attorney, you need look no further than our office.

Juvenile crimes encompass the same types of crimes that adults can commit, however they more commonly involve the types of crimes listed below:

  • Drug offenses
  • DUI
  • Shoplifting
  • Vandalism
  • Petty theft
  • Tagging
  • Assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Vehicular theft
  • Gang related crimes

When your child is charged with a crime, they will need an effective and aggressive defense to keep them from being convicted. Whether the crime is as minor as graffiti or as serious as an assault, our firm stands ready to present a strong case on your child’s behalf.

Penalties For Juvenile Crimes

A juvenile crime conviction can entail penalties that include probation, community service, fines, mandatory drug or anger management classes and even jail time. If your child is convicted, they could be adversely affected for the rest of their life. Although most juvenile crime convictions are sealed, your child will still have the traumatic experience of having been in the criminal justice system and possibly even in jail. Don’t let this happen to your child. Consult with our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer in order to obtain the best possible outcome for your child’s juvenile crimes charges.

If your child has been charged with a juvenile crime, call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens for more information on how we can help you.