Every individual makes mistakes as a youth and teenager. For some, the mistakes they make lead to a life-changing criminal charge. If your minor son or daughter has been charged with a criminal offense, proper defense is essential. At The Castillo Law Office, we have years of experience defending the rights and freedom of young people.
Although the number of juvenile arrests has substantially dropped in the past few years, it is still a major issue in the state of California. Your lawyer will need to be familiar with the laws that specifically pertain to juveniles to help you resolve your legal matter. Schedule a free case evaluation with our Oakland criminal defense attorney at once to get help from our firm.
In California, the juvenile criminal justice system works differently than the system for adults. The goal in both, however, is public safety. The method that California's adult justice system uses is punishment of offenders. California's juvenile justice system focuses on the treatment and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders. As a result, there is a broad range of methods for addressing juvenile crime.
The penalties that a minor offender in California can face include community service, mandatory counseling, and detention in a juvenile facility. With a criminal record, the juvenile delinquent can have problems securing educational opportunities and future employment. At The Castillo Law Office, we are here to offer you competent and dedicated legal guidance that you need during each step of your case. We offer free case evaluations to help you understand what options should be pursued.
Contact us today at your earliest convenience to obtain assistance with your case.