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Fullerton Juvenile Dependency Attorney

In the City of Fullerton, there are reports of juvenile abuse and neglect filed every day, and sometimes these reports can lead to criminal charges being filed. So even in the case of a juvenile dependency hearing, parents of an alleged abuse should be represented by an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney like Lauren K. Johnson.

Juvenile Dependency cases occur when there may be some evidence of abuse or neglect in a family. Common examples of what may be considered abuse or neglect would be if one of the parents were physically abusing their child, such as hitting them and therefore causing serious bodily harm, or not performing the most basic and necessary duties expected of a parent, such as sending their child to go attend school or making sure that they are being looked after if they are excessively young. Another common example is when there is the frequent exposure of the child to toxic chemicals such as drugs like meth or situations involving drug abuse. If there is proof of the presence of abuse of neglect in a household in a manner that puts the child in a high risk, dangerous situation, then the removal of the child from the household may be implemented. That child may be put in the foster care system and up for adoption, or put into the care of a relative or a different legal guardian. The job of the juvenile court is to protect children when abuse and neglect can be proven, but because the facts of a case are often inaccurate, sketchy or misconstrued, the parents of these children need to have their rights protected. Every parent has the right to manage the upbringing of their child in whatever way they see fit, with limits, of course, put in place in order to protect the child and their guard their wellbeing. If you’ve been accused of abuse or neglect, you should contact Fullerton juvenile dependency defense attorney Lauren K. Johnson right away at (949) 622-5522.

Most juvenile dependency cases begin after someone files a report or a complaint with either the police or a child protection agency. This could take place after a call from the hospital staff during a trip to the emergency room with your injured child; or it could just be from a neighbor who has contacted them. After a report has been filed, an investigation will take place to determine the facts of the alleged complaint. The sooner you contact the Johnson Criminal Law Group, the better your chances are of getting the facts straightened out and keeping your child in your home.

If you find that your child has been removed unfairly from your home before you’ve had the chance to call a lawyer, you’ll need to find one who has successfully earned a reputation in the Fullerton community as an outstanding advocate for her clients. Orange County juvenile dependency defense lawyer Lauren K. Johnson knows what it takes to prove to the court that you are acting in the best interests of your child, and to get your child back home.

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Lauren Johnson was amazing. She explained everything in ways that were easily understood, & answered all of my question. She was respectful, but also open & honest. She started work on my case the first day we met & got results quickly. She demonstrated passion, concern, and showed true feeling for my situation. My expectations were greatly exceeded. I would say she has an incredible attention for detail, & has a real dedication to her work. Lauren Johnson would be my first recommendation to any of my family or friends similarly in need of legal assistance. - Heather
I researched a lot of attorneys and had met with two attorneys before speaking with Ms. Johnson and retaining her. I was facing serious charges that could not be on my record, due to my job and was really scared. I felt hopeless & thought my life was ruined...until I found Ms. Johnson... - A criminal defense client (drug case)
She is on point. She knows her field well. I have to give credit where credit is due, you deserve it Lauren Johnson... - Anonymous, Victim of Domestic Violence
Lauren K. Johnson was my saving grace. I naively thought you were innocent until proven guilty. However, I soon discovered that CPS and family court does not see things that way... - Mrs. G, a CPS client
Thank you Lauren for your help and support in a very scary, bad time in my life! You were a ray of sunshine in a very dark place. I didn't have to step foot in a court room once, Lauren was there for me... - JB A criminal client