Los Angeles Juvenile Crime Attorney
Has your child been accused of a crime in Los Angeles?
Our juvenile law practice is geared towards preventing young people from becoming entangled in the court system. Towards that end, our office cooperates with juvenile case officers, judges, and law enforcement in developing alternatives to juvenile detention, heavy fines, or being charged as an adult. When drugs and alcohol are involved, we help teens find counseling programs that can help them address their use of alcohol and drugs.
In cases where psychological or medical issues may be a factor in contributing to a teen's criminal behavior, our lawyers work closely with families in identifying appropriate specialists needed to diagnose and treat conditions that may have gone unnoticed. At Cron, Israels & Stark, we're committed to helping young people get a second chance and avoid further problems with the law. If your teenage son or daughter has been arrested for committing a crime, contact juvenile crimes defense attorneys at Cron, Israels & Stark today and schedule a consultation to learn what to do if your child has been arrested and how we can help you.
Juvenile Crime and Legal Representation in Los Angeles
The criminal defense lawyers at Cron, Israels & Stark represent juveniles charged with committing any type of crime, including alcohol and drug related offenses such as possession of alcohol,
driver's license suspension, and more. We understand that your child's future if of the utmost priority to you, and we will be sure to do everything in our power to make sure that they receive the best legal attention on their case.
A Los Angeles juvenile crime lawyer form our office can help you understand the rights and options you have when your child is facing a criminal misdemeanor or felony charge, including a
crime at school,
vandalism or a
juvenile sex crime. Our law firm can represent your child at a
dependency proceeding and help you
seal a juvenile record for offenses once they turn 18. In cases involving expungement or sealing of the juvenile record, it is extremely beneficial to do so because colleges and future employers may look at a person's criminal background. If you want your child to thrive in the future, then calling a Santa Monica juvenile crime lawyer at our office is in your best interests.
Our office can also help with juvenile law appeals as well as
sealing juvenile records, to assist in protecting your child's future.
Reducing Charges, Avoiding Serious Legal Consequences
In general, most courts and prosecutors are more inclined to reduce the charges or sentence against a juvenile offender when he, or she, has demonstrated a clear desire to get help. Enrollment in a drug / alcohol counseling program, staying in school, getting a GED, or holding down a job can persuade the court that your son, or daughter, is prepared to act responsibly.
Our attorneys advise clients in regard to steps they can take prior to trial or a sentencing hearing that indicate they are willing to address underlying drug, alcohol, medical, and psychological problems. In some cases, we may be able to convince the court it is unnecessary to go to trial or proceed further. Intervening now and taking steps to ensure your son or daughter receives the help they need can mean the difference between staying out of trouble and being tried as an adult for a serious crime later.
If your son or daughter needs legal representation in regard to a juvenile criminal offense, contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer
at our firm today and schedule a consultation.