California Senate Bill 731: New Expungement Relief is Available for Those Convicted of a Felony and Sentenced to Prison With a criminal record in California, it can be hard to obtain employment, a promotion, licensure, or a career after graduating with a college degree. An expungement, or dismissal, is available in California to a defendant...Read More
You don’t want childhood mistakes to affect the rest of your child’s life … nobody does … and we’re often asked, “Will my juvenile’s record get expunged after becoming an adult?” This is a great question to ask, because it’s not something that always happens automatically. Before 18, Juvenile Records are Confidential and Inaccessible Before...Read More
The state is in the midst of a major transformation of the juvenile justice system, so it’s prudent to review the new laws concerning juveniles in California. The person leading this transformation is Judge Katherine Lucero. She’s doing so with the stated goal of keeping kids in their communities and transitioning them back “welcomed and...Read More
Your child becomes a legal adult at 18 years old, but that line can get blurred in certain criminal cases … so when can a juvenile get tried as an adult? California law allows 16- and 17-year-olds to be tried as adults instead of having their cases handled by the juvenile court system, but only...Read More
The law is very specific in answering the question of what crimes can juveniles get tried as adults for in California. But just because they can be tried as adults, that doesn’t mean they automatically will be tried as adults. There is a process. There are procedures that must be followed. Every case is unique....Read More
After the initial panic of finding out your child is in trouble — when you get to the “let’s deal with this” stage — you’re likely to ask yourself, “How do I find a Juvenile Defense Lawyer?” It’s a valid question! After all, this is a specialized need that they don’t cover in any of...Read More
If your child is in legal trouble, you know you need help, and one of the worries running through your mind may be “what questions should I ask when hiring a juvenile defense lawyer?” We understand your worry, and we’re here to help. You want the very best for your child — and if they...Read More
DUI charges are scary, but you do not have to face them on your own, and that’s why we’re sharing the following tips for choosing a DUI attorney in Fresno. DUI (driving under the influence) can apply to being under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both. It’s a serious charge, but there is hope....Read More
As parents, we want to keep our children safe and out of trouble, so if you’re worried about this question — what if my child is accused of a crime? — please be assured that you’ve found a resource to help you protect your child. You are not alone. We’re here to help you through...Read More
If the goal of the juvenile court system is rehabilitation, what is the most common sentence for juvenile offenders? What will happen to your child if the judge finds the allegations against them to be true? This is a common worry. It’s what keeps most parents up at night when their child is in trouble....Read More
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