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Oakland Juvenile Crimes Attorney

Most Common Juvenile Crimes in California

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.

Juveniles can be charged with almost any type of criminal offense as adults. Some of the common offenses that juveniles are charged with include:

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.

Seek Reliable Defense for Your Child in the Bay Area

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.

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 criminal defense 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.

Contact us today at your earliest convenience to obtain assistance with your case.

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    “Ernie Castillo was highly recommended to us. I researched and interviewed a few attorneys before making a decision of who we were going to select. It's so tough selecting when you're skeptical with the horror stories of attorney's not feeling the passion for their work but the money. After long conversations my husband and I decided to go with Ernie to represent our son in a serious case with multiple charges. We were not disappointed at all. Mr. Castillo expertise exceeded our expectations. His was thorough, he kept us up to date on the case, answered all our questions, returned our calls in a timely manner, he's truly a genuine and sincere person. Most of all his knowledge in handling the case was remarkable. I can't express thanks enough to Ernie for the spectacular job he did defending my son who was facing years in jail. He took a stressful situation and relieved it with a positive outcome. I would recommend Mr. Castillo without any reservation.”


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    “Mr Castillo represented me on a criminal case in which I was falsely accused in 2012. He took over the case from a previous lawyer who was less aggressive and not actively pursing my defense. Mr Castillo is a confident, aggressive and very persistent lawyer. He kept my family and I up to date on the case and also returned our calls on time. Mr Castillo persuaded me not to take any deal and wanted take the case to trial because he was confident that he would win. With the Lord's guidance and Ernie's aggressiveness my case was dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr Castillo to anyone.”


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    “A few years back, Ernie Castillo represented a family member of mine who was charged with a vehicular offense. Although minor compared to the high profile cases Ernie is accustomed to, Ernie took the case with the utmost professionalism and was able to reduce the charge so that my family member's record was not affected. I can't thank Ernie enough for investing his time and sincere efforts to helping my family out. He truly is a master of his craft.”