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Juvenile Crime Attorney in Visalia

Visalia, California Juvenile Court Legal Defense

If your child has been arrested for any type of juvenile crime, their freedom is on the line, as is their future. At the Law Office of Greg Hagopian, we understand the stress and emotional pain you and your family are likely going through over this situation. You can rely on our Visalia juvenile crimes defense lawyer to advocate aggressively for your child and give them the best chance of avoiding a conviction and permanent criminal record. Even a false accusation can lead to expensive legal fees and your child's future being negatively impacted if you are not careful.

If you would like to learn how our firm can help you and your child, do not hesitate to call us at (559) 377-6627.

Types of Juvenile Criminal Offense

Minors are usually not charged in adult court. However, there are certain circumstances which may call for your child to be charged in an adult court rather than juvenile court. If you have learned that your child will be tried as an adult, it is especially important to retain representation immediately.

This typically results from charges of violent crimes, such as:

  • Kidnapping
  • Certain drug crimes
  • Sexual assault
  • Armed robbery
  • Arson
  • Murder
  • Simple assault
  • Certain theft crimes
  • Curfew violations
  • Vandalism
  • DUI
  • Underage drinking

The Juvenile Court Process in California

Typically, individuals under the age of 18 (minors) are charged as juvenile crimes, which means they are not tried as adults. Juveniles are charged in a completely different court and the consequences are often less severe. Most times, juvenile courts and judges strive towards helping rehabilitate your child rather than putting them in jail or prison. This is especially true if your child has not gotten in legal trouble before and is facing charges for the first time.

If your child was arrested or charged with a crime, you cannot afford to wait before hiring a Visalia juvenile crime attorney. Contact us now to set up a free, private consultation.

Mr. Hagopian Knows What You Are Going Through, and He Is Committed to Getting You Through This Tough Time.

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