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.