Juvenile Crime Attorney in Newport Beach

Skilled Newport Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer

Juvenile crimes are those crimes committed by individuals under the age of 18 years old. In the state of California, juvenile offenses are handled separately from adult offenses. Usually the justice system focuses on rehabilitation of juvenile offenders rather than harsh punishment, jail time and fines. If, however, the minor is over the age of 14 and has committed a particularly serious crime, he or she may be tried and sentenced as an adult. No matter the degree of severity of the offense committed, if you or your minor child has been arrested or charged for a juvenile crime it is extremely important to seek the representation of a Newport Beach criminal defense attorney who is familiar with juvenile offense cases. Attorney Hughes at the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes has the familiarity and dedication to aggressively defend every client. Juvenile crimes cases can be particularly stressful and heartrending for all involved. There is no reason for the rest of your child’s life to be ruined because of a criminal charge in his or her youth.

About Juvenile Crimes

Common juvenile crimes generally come under two categories: delinquency crimes or status offenses. Delinquency crimes include such things as shoplifting, possession of illegal drugs , theft , graffiti, vandalism, etc. Status offenses are those things that are illegal for a person under a certain age such as underage driving or alcohol consumption or possession. Depending on the exact charges and the judge on the case, your child could be sentenced for probation, restitution of damages, community service or possibly a variation of jail time (such as time in juvenile hall or other secure facility). More serious crimes such as rape or assault and battery can result in much harsher punishment including extended prison sentences. This is why it is imperative that you have a Newport Beach juvenile crimes lawyer on your side who will fight for your child’s rights and give it his all to get charges reduced or dropped altogether. Mr. Hughes has defended clients in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Orange County and surrounding areas. See what he may be able to do for you.

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