Help For Your Son Or Daughter In The Juvenile Justice System
Being a parent is never easy, and the challenges are multiplied when your son or daughter gets into trouble with the law. It can even be difficult to decide how much help to offer your child — is it better to let them face the full legal consequences of their actions as a learning experience, or to protect them as much as possible and issue a milder punishment at home in your role as parent?
California’s juvenile justice system is meant to function like “training wheels” for young defendants, focusing on rehabilitation. But in practice, prosecutors and judges in the juvenile justice system often seek punishments that far outweigh the alleged crimes they are responding to. Even if your child could benefit from rehabilitation services designed for teens with behavior issues, it is crucial to work with a skilled attorney to ensure that they are not ensnared in the criminal justice system from youth into adulthood. The Law Offices of John M. Runfola is committed to helping your son or daughter resolve their legal issues so they can continue forward into a bright future.
Experienced Juvenile Justice Defense Attorneys Serving California
Juvenile courts have different procedures, processes and priorities than courts serving adults, so attorneys with successful records defending adults do not necessarily have the knowledge needed to successfully represent a juvenile defendant.
At The Law Offices of John M. Runfola, our attorneys, have decades of experience defending juveniles as well as adults. We know how to work with kids as well as the prosecutors and judges whose actions will affect your child’s future.
A Strong Defense To Preserve Your Child’s Future
Don’t let one bad decision made by a child derail his or her young adulthood. At The Law Offices of John M. Runfola, our juvenile crime defense lawyers can defend your child against marijuana charges, assault charges, theft charges and others.
We are eager to discuss your case with you and your child in a free and confidential consultation. Call 866-392-4918 or 415-391-4243, or email us to schedule a meeting in our San Francisco office or by phone.