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Juvenile Courts

A juvenile crime conviction can have devastating effects on young people and their families. Not only might a conviction in juvenile court result in a young persons loss of freedom during important formative years, it might also have other serious effects such as institutionalization, lack of socialization, and more. In the worst cases, a conviction in juvenile court could mark the inauguration into a life of criminality.

If your child is facing juvenile criminal charges, you need to ensure his/her legal rights are protected. We can help. Please contact The Law Office of Stephens & Rueda. today for a FREE case evaluation with a dedicated and aggressive criminal defense attorney who has extensive experience handling juvenile court cases.

Crimes Tried in Juvenile Courts

Juvenile courts handle cases involving juvenile delinquency and crimes committed by minors, including but not limited to:

  • Truancy, or skipping school

  • Theft

  • Drug or alcohol violations

  • Arson

  • Assault

Consequences of a Juvenile Crime Conviction

In addition to potentially acclimatizing your child to criminal life, other consequences of a juvenile court conviction include:

  • Juvenile detention

  • Large fines

  • Mandatory counseling or attendance at an alternative school

  • Expulsion from school

In some cases, a juvenile offender can be tried as an adult and thus will be subject to adult penalties and punishments.

Facing Juvenile Crime Charges?

Many kids make bad decisions, and many others get wrongly or vindictively accused of crimes. We are dedicated to defending children in juvenile courts and ensuring that they don't  face undue or excessively harsh punishments. Please contact The Law Office of Stephens & Rueda today for a complimentary consultation with an aggressive criminal defense attorney who has extensive experience defending minors.

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