Juvenile Criminal Defense
There were nearly 72,000 juvenile arrests in California in 2017, nearly 30% of which were for felony charges. Most of the felony charges were for violent or property crimes. Protecting minors from the lifelong repercussions of criminal activity requires a thorough understanding of the case and significant knowledge of the state’s laws and regulations. Gammill Law juvenile criminal defense lawyers are some of the best in the business and can help you and your family find the best resolution to your case.
California has made numerous efforts over the last few years to extend protections to minors who are tried in criminal proceedings. In the majority of cases, it is the minor’s first offense. Under California law, children under 12 accused of criminal activity who do not commit rape or murder cannot be tried as adults. The state also dictates that those who were previously tried as a minor and sentenced to life without parole can ask judges to reconsider their sentences. California lawmakers have made an effort to show that minors’ maturity and mental and emotional health are still in development and that they should have an opportunity to correct their actions as adults. As such, Gammill Law juvenile defense lawyers will fight for just the same.
Juvenile cases carry a special weight in the hearts of Gammill juvenile criminal defense lawyers. We never want to see a child’s life ruined because of mistakes made as a minor. We will work tirelessly to ensure that minors get a chance to preserve their futures.
Regardless of what you or your child have been accused of, a lifelong jail sentence does not have to be the answer. There are options available to ensure that justice is earned but lives are not permanently destroyed. Every case is unique, which means every trial is as well. Our juvenile defense lawyers will work with you one on one to learn the ins and outs of the presented facts and create the best case possible in your favor.