What Can an Attorney Do During This Process?
A reputable juvenile defense attorney in San Diego will vigorously argue for your child’s case to remain in the juvenile court. This will allow your child to strike a plea deal to receive reduced charges for pleading guilty if the juvenile defense attorney determines that this is the best course of action for him. Alternatively, the attorney will fight your child’s criminal charge for him at trial, where the prosecution must prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can be secured.
Will a Juvenile Conviction Follow My Child into Adulthood?
This depends on the unique circumstances of your family’s case. If your teenager has a serious crime on their criminal record before turning 18, this can have negative long-term impacts. Keep in mind that some crimes committed by juveniles aren’t automatically sealed. In addition, your child’s crime may count as a strike in adulthood. This means that if he is convicted on a felony charge for drug possession or a fatal car accident, he could face double the normal jail time. In addition, just two felonies in adulthood may lead to a lifetime sentence in prison.
When you are ready to find a reliable, dedicated attorney to fight for your child’s rights, get in touch with me. I am ready to represent your child in court and pursue their defense aggressively, so that they can live a more productive adulthood with a cleaner slate.
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