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Juvenile Crimes Defense Attorney in San Fernando Valley

Dealing With Juvenile Crimes in Van Nuys & Sherman Oaks

A person under the age of 18 who is arrested or charged with a crime is normally charged as a juvenile, unless the crime is so heinous that the prosecutor decides to try him as an adult. If you find your child has been charged with a crime, it is crucial to act quickly in their defense in order to prevent what could be a much larger problem when they become adults. By contacting a criminal defense attorney in San Fernando Valley who is experienced in handling juvenile crimes, you can be certain your child’s welfare will be safeguarded.

A juvenile can be charged with most any type of crime that an adult might commit, but the most common ones for minors include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Vandalism
  • Petty theft
  • Tagging
  • Assault
  • Drug offenses
  • DUI
  • Sexual assault
  • Vehicular theft
  • Gang related crimes

Juvenile crimes can be a very serious matter. Depending on the crime, the penalties can range from community service, probation, fines and even jail time. If convicted, the effects on your child could last a lifetime. With the help of our aggressive criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens, we can provide you with a strong, effective defense.

Were you aware that a vandalism conviction can result in a suspension of your driver’s license? I am, and that is exactly why you should call me before you plead guilty. Do not let an appointed lawyer bully you or your child into pleading guilty to something they did not do. Many juvenile judges in Los Angeles County are quick to find a juvenile guilty and then punish them lightly. That conviction can haunt you for the rest of your adult life too. Contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you in juvenile court.

Mr. Vallens recently went to trial on a very serious juvenile battery at Sylmar Juvenile court. Our client’s co-defendant had already gone to trial and lost with the services of a court appointed lawyer. Our trial, in front of the very same judge, resulted in an acquittal. My client was found not guilty of all charges and walked away.

Fighting For Your Juvenile’s Rights

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens we understand that facing the scenario of your child being charged with a crime is a very stressful and difficult thing to do. By acting quickly on their behalf, our dedicated legal team will fight for your child’s rights and dispute any evidence the prosecution may have. With over 22 years of experience as criminal defense lawyers, our firm has the resources you need when confronting this challenging situation. Contact us today to find out what we can do to help your child fight their juvenile charges.

If your child or a relative have been charged with a juvenile crime, call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens to discuss your case.