Juvenile crimes do not need to be punished the same as adult crimes. In theory, one of the purposes of the juvenile justice system is to provide early intervention for juvenile offenders with the goal of rehabilitation, not punishment. In practice, the Courts, probation, and the District Attorney are seeking to incarcerate our children at an alarming rate. An experienced juvenile delinquency attorney knows that the Court system offers a variety of options to juveniles that do not involve going into custody. The options and programs offered for juvenile offenders are vastly different from adult offenders. We understand that incarceration not only psychologically effects the child, but could have a devastating impact on the family as well.

In some cases, the District Attorney may push to have a juvenile prosecuted in adult court. Recent changes to the laws have lowered the minimum age limit and expanded the type of crimes that allow the prosecutors to file in adult court. In these cases, more than ever, a experienced juvenile delinquency attorney will play a major role in protecting your child.

Protect Your Child’s Future

Your child’s future is at stake. Juvenile allegations can have a devastating effect on your child’s reputation, well-being and ability to maintain or secure future employment. It is crucial that an experienced juvenile delinquency lawyer handle a juvenile case with extreme care and caution. An admission to committing a crime or the court finding that your child committed a crime could remain on your child’s record for life.

At the Law Offices of Krause & Hirschhorn, P.C., we have experience representing juveniles in a wide variety of juvenile delinquency cases, including:

  • Underage DUI
  • Burglary
  • Disorderly Conduct or Public Intoxication
  • Juvenile Sexual Misconduct
  • Assault and Battery
  • Minor in Possession
  • Drug Related Offenses
  • Gang-Related Crimes
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Juvenile Theft / Shoplifting;
  • Serious Traffic Violations
  • Violation of Probation
  • Possession of Drug or Alcohol on a School Campus

With over fifteen years of experience in juvenile delinquency defense we understand the anxiety that arises when our children experience trouble with the law and will work with the families, prosecutors, probation, and the juvenile court to find alternatives to the charges, minimize the damages and avoid incarceration. 

Contact A Juvenile Delinquency Lawyer

Regardless of whether this is your child’s first run-in with the law or if there have been multiple instances, you need a defense attorney with experience and skill in the juvenile system.  We offer aggressive and skilled representation to children accused of committing criminal offenses in Juvenile and Adult courts throughout Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara Counties. Do not let your child face the criminal justice system alone.