When people under the age of 18 years old are convicted of a criminal offense, their families and the defendant themselves may make the mistake of not realizing that these crimes can be just as serious as adult crimes. Juveniles are sometimes even moved into adult court, which presents a significant threat to the child themselves.
In cases where a juvenile is facing very serious criminal charges, such as robbery, rape, homicide and other felonies, it is imperative that they have the best criminal attorney available to them as soon as possible.
Today's youth are under much more pressure from their peers than the youth of even ten years ago. Because of the need to "fit in" sometimes good kids will sometimes make poor decisions.
When dealing with juvenile crime offenses, our goal is to aggressively fight to ensure a mistake in judgment by a minor child does not play a role in limiting your child's future opportunities or hindering their dreams and aspirations.
It is our belief that a child that is sent to juvenile hall / juvenile detention often gives an otherwise good child a completely different education. There have been many studies conducted over the years that have shown that children who have spent a significant amount of time in a juvenile detention center are more likely to be re-offenders. If a minor child is found guilty of the allegations against them, we aggressively negotiate and ask the court to render punishments that may be helpful in allowing your child to pursue there hopes and dreams while instilling values of service and pride in their community and becoming a productive member of society. This may include, but may not be limited to: extended community service, probation, anger management or physiological treatment. These an other programs have shown to have a much higher success rate in children not becoming re-offenders, and allows your child to put their life back in order and become productive members of society.
If a crime is significant enough, a child may be tried for his or her crime as an adult. Many studies have also shown that this form of justice has not served as a relevant deterrent to stop juvenile crimes from occurring.
If your child has been arrested for a juvenile offense or is being charged as an adult, your child has rights that must be protected. Your child has the right to have competent legal counsel present his or her side of the events in question in an effort to prove his or her innocence.
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SANDRA RIVERA, P.A.