Juvenile Crimes

Riverside Juvenile Crimes Attorney

Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney Jeffrey Williams has been successfully representing minors accused of serious crimes for 12-years. Juvenile crime cases require special defense expertise and extensive knowledge of California juvenile laws. Juvenile criminal defense cases can vary greatly, which is why it is vital that each is assessed by an accomplished criminal defense lawyer in a timely manner so all legal actions can progress quickly and efficiently.

If your child has been arrested for a serious crime, you should seek quality, experienced and respected legal representation by a knowledgeable juvenile defense attorney immediately. Call Jeffrey Williams today to speak with him personally about the crisis you are facing.

The Juvenile Justice System is set up to Rehabilitate

The Juvenile justice system in California operates with the primary goal of rehabilitation rather than punishment of juvenile offenders. That said, you need to know that there are serious and lasting consequences as a result of a criminal conviction — even for a juvenile. More serious is the very real possibility that good parents can lose their parental rights and –worse yet– even be held financially liable in some circumstances for the crimes their child has committed. If a crime is really serious or causes serious bodily harm or death, the presiding District Attorney may even attempt to have the juvenile treated as an adult and transferred out of the juvenile “rehabilitation court” to adult court that is all about “punishment.” Major felony offenses can qualify under California‚Äôs Three Strikes law, or require sex offender registration where the juvenile’s picture and name will be seen on websites as a “sex offender” for the rest of his or her life.

Juvenile crimes may include, but are not limited to, the following offenses:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Defacing property
  • Drug possession
  • Drug sales
  • Felonies
  • Gang involvement
  • Gun possession
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Physical assault
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Running away
  • Sexual assault

Juvenile Crimes Attorney Jeffrey Williams will provide you with numerous defenses while representing your juvenile criminal defense case. Mr. Williams and his staff will prepare and represent a defense case that will give you or your loved one the best outcome possible.