Temecula Juvenile Crimes Attorney
Crimes Involving Minors
Has your child been arrested for a criminal act in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Menifee, Hemet, Corona or Riverside? Have they been taken to a juvenile detention facility? As a parent, this time can be extremely nerve-racking and difficult to understand. A criminal record can follow a minor for the rest of their lives and negatively impact their futures. Parents want to ensure their child's lives are prosperous and that they become productive members that can positively contribute to society.
If your child has been accused of a crime, it is important to hire a professional and understanding criminal defense lawyer. California has a juvenile justice system designed to treat and rehabilitate juvenile offenders and release them back into the community.
Juvenile courts handle all types of crimes committed by minors and most sentencing results in probation and release to their parents. However, depending on the case, the sentence can involve the detention and incarceration of the minor for a significant period of time.
When a juvenile or minor is arrested, it is up to the discretion of the arresting officers to either release them to their parents to take them to juvenile hall. Depending on the crime that was committed, the probation department can choose to either rehabilitate them in their facility or they could on occasion refer the crime to an adult court. If the crime is referred to an adult court, your child could be tried as an adult, often resulting in harsher penalties and longer sentencing.
Protect Your Child's Future - Hire an Attorney
With the guidance of a top criminal justice lawyer, you and your family can quickly be on the road to resolution. At the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis & Associates, we will diligently comb through all the evidence of the crime and investigate all incidents leading up to the act. Do not let a criminal record follow your child around their entire life. Hire an aggressive attorney who will tirelessly fight for your child's rights and defend against their charges. The Riverside County juvenile criminal justice system can be difficult, but you do not have to face it alone!
At the Law Offices of Nicolai Cocis & Associates, our work is designed to address the unique aspects of juvenile law proceedings, ensuring that your child receives the best representation possible throughout the process.
- Over the years, we have successfully defended juvenile clients against various charges, including:
- Possession of marijuana
- Drug charges
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Sex offenses
- Assault and battery
- Petty or Grand Theft
Due to our knowledge and experience in the juvenile law area, we have often been able to obtain dismissals of all charges following successful completion of probation on the child's part.
Our office is located near the Southwest Juvenile Detention Center in Murrieta, California. We represent minors from the Riverside County cities of Temecula, Wildomar, Menifee, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Hemet, Banning, Corona and Riverside.
To discuss your child's juvenile crime issues and to learn how we can help, contact our office and schedule your free initial consultation with Nicolai Cocis today.