Understanding Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Crimes
The juvenile criminal system is very different from adult court. Juveniles are not eligible to post bail and do not have the right to a jury trial. Juvenile crimes are also known as juvenile delinquency, and children can be referred to juvenile court for issues ranging from school truancy (skipping school), underage alcohol consumption or possession, shoplifting, drug use, sexual misconduct, and assault and battery, to name a few.
Juvenile Crime Punishment
Punishment can range from informal intervention to probation or incarceration. If your child is taken into custody, he or she has the right to a detention hearing. At the detention hearing, the judge will consider specific criteria to determine if the child should continue to be detained or be released back to their family.
Moore Law for Children Has Long-standing Experience in Juvenile Case Representation
Meldie Moore, the founder and Director of Moore Law for Children, has over sixteen years of criminal law experience as a prosecutor in Orange County. This perspective puts Moore Law for Children in a unique position to assist your child in achieving a positive outcome in their juvenile delinquency case. It is critical to seek legal advice as quickly as possible if your child is being investigated for a crime. Often, a juvenile delinquency investigation is taking place simultaneously with a disciplinary procedure at your child’s school. Moore Law for Children can help children and their families navigate the complicated legal system related to children’s rights and justice. Please call us without delay to protect your child’s rights.