Juvenile Crimes Lawyer in Fresno
Fighting Aggressively for Your Child's Rights
When your child gets in any type of trouble, it is natural that you want to protect them. However, if your child has gotten in trouble with the law, it is important that you enlist the help of a professional Fresno criminal defense lawyer. Juvenile crimes are different than crimes committed by adults and as such, they are typically tried in a different court. However, judges and prosecutors are still interested in serving justice and do not go easy on juveniles simply because they are younger.
Our goal at The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch is to bring evidence to light that illustrates why your child is not guilty or why they should not be put in jail or a juvenile facility.
Types of Juvenile Crimes we Defend
If a child under the age of 18 is accused of committing a crime, they are typically tried in juvenile court and punishments are given which are deemed appropriate for the alleged offense. While this does not typically involve jail or prison, some crimes may carry multiple charges which lead to an adult sentence. It is vital that you understand even charges which seem minor can lead to very serious consequences.
We offer representation for the following types of juvenile crimes:
- Underage possession
- Underage drinking
- Sexual assault
- Drug crimes
- Property crimes
- Public intoxication
- Theft crimes
When Are Children Tried as Adults?
Most juvenile cases are not tried as adults, unless the charges involve very serious offenses, such as violent crimes. The prosecution will need to petition for permission to the juvenile court to try a child as an adult. However, regardless of whether your child is being tried in juvenile or adult court, retaining the services of a Fresno juvenile crime attorney is essential.
To obtain the skilled defense you need, call our criminal defense firm today at (559) 484-2112. We are available 24/7 and offer free consultations. Led by a former prosecutor, we can fight aggressively on your behalf.