Bakersfield Juvenile Crimes Lawyers
Information on Juvenile Crimes Charges and Penalties
If your child has been charged with a crime it can be a frightening and
confusing experience for everyone involved. While the Juvenile Justice
System does vary from the Adult Justice System, circumstances surrounding
the offense may allow your child to be tried as an adult. Jurisdiction
over juvenile offenders falls under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Act which strives to regulate, punish, rehabilitate and prevent future
offenses of the juvenile delinquent.
While the Juvenile Justice System may appear more lenient, it is still
a very serious situation and the attorneys from our firm are ready to
help you through this difficult time. Contact a
Bakersfield criminal defense lawyer today to find out more information on what the best course of action is
if child is being faced with a criminal charge.
Common Types of Juvenile Offenses
Juvenile crimes cover a vast array of offenses. Some offenses may be chargeable
offenses simply because the offender is a minor such as underage alcohol
consumption, driving without a license, truancy and running away from
home. Serious juvenile crimes fall into three main categories:
Violent crimes which cause bodily injury such as
assault, rape and
Crimes against property where force or the threat of force is used to take
someone else's property
Drug crimes involving sales or possession of illegal narcotics
If your child has been involved in any of these crimes the court may take
into consideration the juvenile's age, how serious the crime was,
and any criminal history to determine if the juvenile should be tried
as an adult. If convicted as an adult your child may be sentenced to adult
prison. It is vital to act quickly to obtain the services of a skilled
Bakersfield criminal offense attorney.
Contact The Law Offices of Kyle J. Humphrey Today
At The Law Offices of Kyle J. Humphrey, my associate Jared Thompson and
I will immediately get to work to craft an aggressive, forceful defense
to help you in obtaining the best possible outcome. Our 30 years of experience
will be utilized in examining every detail of your case to ensure you
are receiving the best defense available. Our goal is to be there for
you to assist you with your legal needs during this difficult time. We
are prepared to take immediate action to protect the rights and future
of young people facing criminal charges of all types.
Contact a Bakersfield juvenile crimes attorney
from our firm today to discuss your options.