Northern California Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney Protects Your Rights
The Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Hammond in Napa, California, has a practice focus on juvenile criminal defense. A juvenile can be charged with any criminal offense that an adult can be charged with, from misdemeanor vandalism to first-degree residential burglary. Because juveniles are minors, the court proceedings are considered civil, rather than criminal in nature.
A petition is filed and a jurisdictional hearing is held to determine if the petition is true. Jeffrey E. Hammond is a juvenile court lawyer who has represented thousands of juveniles and appears in court weekly. He understands juvenile court rules and procedures, and is familiar with prosecutors and judges. Call our office today at 707-927-1150 to have us review your case and answer any questions that you many have.
Juveniles can experience serious consequences that last beyond the age of majority. A juvenile can remain on probation even after the age of 18, as the juvenile court has the discretion to extend their jurisdiction over the ex-minor until the age of 21. After the age of 18, the ex-minor's record can be sealed and charges dismissed.
Napa Juvenile Crimes Attorney
If you or a loved one are under investigation, or have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense, contact our office immediately at 707-927-1150. Time is of the essence to have the best potential for minimizing penalties or juvenile hall time.