When you get the call that your child has violated the law, your emotions will likely run the gamut from fear and confusion to anger and guilt. However, you don’t have to handle what comes next alone.
When you need a juvenile lawyer in Orange County, CA, contact us. The Law Offices Of John W. Bussman, Inc. will be with you every step of the way to protect your child’s legal rights and give him or her the best chance for a positive outcome. Reach out today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your child’s case with a qualified juvenile criminal defense attorney.
The California Justice System for Minors
Under California law, the justice system operates very differently for children. Depending on the severity of the offense, a responding police officer will determine whether to let a minor go with a warning or place them in custody and refer the case to juvenile court. The juvenile court intake officer will then decide whether to dismiss the offense, handle it informally, or file a formal petition detailing the allegations.
When your child’s situation falls into the latter camp, you need to choose an experienced juvenile criminal lawyer to protect their future. Don’t assume that juvenile offenses are treated as minor issues; the legal consequences can be very severe. Our legal team will do everything in our power to prevent one mistake from derailing your child’s life.