Santa Cruz Juvenile Crime Defense Attorney
Helping Juveniles with Criminal Charges in Santa Cruz County
Criminal charges brought against a juvenile can wreak havoc on the juvenile
and his family. If you are the parent of a juvenile who has been accused
of a crime in Santa Cruz County, Santa Clara County, San Mateo or Monterey
County, both you and your son or daughter are probably confused, frightened,
and distressed. As a parent, you may be wondering how best to deal with
such a situation.
As a Santa Cruz criminal defense lawyer, Christine McGuire can provide
the legal counsel your child needs at such a difficult time. Our job is
to guide your child through the juvenile justice system, acting as his
or her advocate, protecting his or her rights, and using our legal experience.
We understand what a critical role this experience will play in your child's
future. A juvenile criminal adjudication can negatively impact a young
life, risking future educational and career opportunities.
Juvenile Crimes in California
If your child is involved in a juvenile delinquency case that means he
or she is accused of breaking the law. The court can make orders that
let your child live with you under court supervision or put your child
in an unlocked or locked facility. The court will consider how old your
child is, how serious the crime is, and the child's criminal record
if any. A child may be charged with offenses based on his or her age,
such as underage drinking or charged with crimes that adults commit, such
as petty theft, vandalism, graffiti, weapons charges, auto theft, burglary,
robbery, crimes and
sex crimes. A child over a certain age can be tried as an adult for some very violent
and serious crimes. There are big differences between juvenile court and
Your child can be put on probation. He or she may have to live in a group
home or ranch camp. Your child can be sent to the Department of Corrections
and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice also called DJJ. If your
child is tried in adult court, he or she will be sent to the Department
of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Adult Operations also called
CDC. Contact The McGuire Law Corporation for tough
criminal defense today.
Contact a Santa Cruz juvenile crime attorney
at The McGuire Law Corporation today!