Daniel E. Kann believes kids deserve the benefit of the doubt and should be allowed to enter adulthood with a clean record and a fresh start. Unfortunately, juvenile offenders are too often not given proper access to a qualified defense attorney and parents too often think juvenile crimes will not follow their children into adulthood.
Sometimes our teenagers make mistakes. Properly defending an adolescent or teenager requires knowledge and experience in dealing with juvenile crimes and California law as it applies to young offenders.
In California, nearly 15 percent of those arrested are juveniles – leading to criminal charges against more than 225,000 children each year. And, while adult arrests have been in decline, the California Department of Justice reports that juvenile crimes are on the rise.
Consequences of a Juvenile Crime
Nothing could be further from the truth. Saddling a juvenile with a serious criminal record before they reach the legal age of adulthood can have serious long-term consequences. Leaving a juvenile in the system to “learn a lesson” can also be a tragically poor decision, as the child spends an increasing amount of time with young criminals instead of being shown the positive role models to which every young person should aspire.
Some juvenile crimes are not automatically sealed and can even count as strikes in adulthood, leaving little defense against a long prison sentence in the face of California's Three Strikes Law. A juvenile convicted of a strike crime as a teenager, could face a prison sentence nearly twice as long in adulthood for a felony as simple as drug possession or a deadly car accident. Two felony convictions as an adult could result in a lifetime prison sentence.
Contact an Experienced Defense Attorney Today
The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann is here to help. We offer free and confidential consultations to juveniles and their families throughout the Los Angles area, including Ventura, Orange, Kern, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Call (888)744-7730 today!
Other Juvenile Crimes We Handle Include:
- Date rape
- Gang activity
- Weapons charges
- Crimes at school
- Auto theft
- Drug charges
- Underage drinking
- Destruction of property
- Traffic tickets
- Breaking and entering
- Receiving stolen property
- Possession of stolen property
- Driving violations
- Driving without a license
- Auto accidents
- Running away
- Curfew violations
At The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann, we take special care in our work defending juvenile clients. As a veteran criminal defense lawyer experienced in handling juvenile crimes, Daniel E. Kann knows and understands that each child needs to be defended against all misdemeanor or felony charges and given the chance to mature into productive adulthood.
If your child is facing criminal charges, call for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.