People under the age of 18 can be charged with criminal offenses under welfare and institutions code section 602. If a juvenile is adjudged a ward of the court (convicted of a criminal offense), he or she may face the following consequences:
- Removal from the home and placement at juvenile hall, the California Youth Authority, or a foster home.
- Strike charges which cannot be removed from ones record
- Electric monitoring
If charged with a juvenile offense, you should speak to an experienced attorney. Christopher Varnell has defended hundreds of juvenile clients and conducted numerous juvenile trials. He also successfully negotiated hundreds of pleas that were advantageous to his clients.
The goal in all juvenile cases is to limit the impact of the charges and or conviction on the family, the child, and his or her future. Please contact us for a free consultation.