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Westminster Juvenile Delinquency Lawyer

Just like any city, the City of Westminster has its share of juvenile crime. Fortunately, California recognizes that many juveniles need to be treated differently than adults, and therefore, the juvenile justice system emphasizes more treatment and rehabilitation than the adult system. The juvenile system uses a large number of non-law enforcement agencies, such as social service agencies, schools and community-based organizations . However, many types of juvenile crimes can be charged as a felony, a misdemeanor, or an infraction, so you’re going to need the services of Orange County criminal defense attorney Lauren K. Johnson.

Felonies, misdemeanors and infractions fall into one of three broad categories that are either violent, property related or drug-related. Violent offenses might include homicide, rape and assault resulting in an injury. Property offenses refer to theft, or using threat or force to gain property, such as burglary and motor vehicle theft. Drug-related offenses include the possession or sale of illegal narcotics not involving violence, threat or force. Westminster juvenile delinquency defense attorney Lauren K. Johnson has successfully earned a reputation as an outstanding advocate in the juvenile justice system and knows that the courts, detention facilities, rules, procedures and laws were created for juveniles with the intent to protect their welfare and rehabilitate them.

However, keep in mind that under certain circumstances, youthful offenders can be tried as adults. Even a child who is 14 years old can be tried in adult court for some of the more serious crimes such as; murder and attempted murder, setting fire to a building with people in it, robbery with a weapon, rape, kidnapping or carjacking, crimes with guns, serious drug crimes, and escaping from a juvenile detention facility. Call Orange County juvenile delinquency defense lawyer Lauren K. Johnson at (949) 622-5522 today if your child has been charged with any crime. She has the knowledge and experience that get results.

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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