Burbank Juvenile Crime Lawyer
Defense for Juvenile Offenders in Burbank
If your child has been arrested for any type of criminal offense, it is crucial that you involve a skilled juvenile crimes attorney as soon as possible. The juvenile court system operates on its own set of procedures and regulations, and your attorney will need to be familiar with these in order to have the greatest positive impact on your case. For example, there is often more leniency granted early on in these cases and more of an opportunity to negotiate for alternative sentencing in order to help a juvenile avoid detention.
Types of Juvenile Crimes
There are numerous types of juvenile crimes for which a minor (person under the age of 18) may face charges. Some of these, such as a curfew violation, are only unlawful because of the age of the offender. Others are illegal for a person of any age. Following are examples of the types of juvenile offenses that Mr. Diamond handles:
Contact a Juvenile Defense Lawyer in Burbank
Although California's juvenile justice system is geared toward rehabilitation and treatment rather than punishment alone, there are still serious consequences that a juvenile crime conviction can have on your child now and in the future. In addition to the possibility of facing detention in a juvenile facility, your child may also face mandatory counseling, community service, graffiti clean-up, and more. In some cases, the parents may be held responsible to a degree, such as in instances where victim restitution is required. Having a criminal record due to a juvenile crime conviction can also lead to difficulty with educational opportunities and employment in the future. Burbank criminal defense lawyer David D. Diamond is here to offer you the competent and dedicated legal counsel your child needs in his or her case. Contact the firm today to learn how Attorney Diamond can fight for the rights of your child and take a few moments to fill out a free case evaluation form!