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Juvenile Crimes in Northern California

When a minor gets in trouble with the law in the state of California, they go through a different system than adults. Legal proceedings occur in juvenile delinquency court, which has its own terminology and procedures that differ from adult court. If your child has been charged for a crime, make sure to speak to a Sacramento criminal lawyer immediately.

What Happens When a Minor is Arrested?

There are several things that may occur when an underaged individual gets in trouble with the police. Upon arrest, any of the following may happen:

  • Make a record of the arrest and release the individual
  • Send the individual to an agency that will care for or counsel the underaged person
  • Demand the individual come back to the police station, called being “cited back”
  • Give the individual a “Notice to Appear.” This article contains details of the arrest and when to appear in court.
  • Place the individual in juvenile hall, called “detention.” The individual will be allowed to place two phone calls. One call must be to a parent, guardian, relative, or boss. The other call must be to a lawyer.

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As soon as someone turns 18, they are considered an adult with privileges such as being able to vote, enter into contracts, get married and have “freedom”. However, everything up until 18, they are considered minors and are under the care of a parent or parental guardian, which also means any legal implications they may get caught up in.

The California juvenile court process begins with an arrest. If the incident is not that serious, law enforcement may just give the minor a warning and let them go. But if the matter is serious, they will take the minor to juvenile hall and as a parent you want to make sure you defend and protect your child so make sure to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Sacramento at the Law Offices of Alin Cintean who can help guide you through the process. Continue reading “JUVENILES AND THE LAW”


Charges against juveniles need to be handled just right to protect a young persons future. A case before the California Juvenile Courts is different than a criminal case, and should be approached differently.

We have represented clients in these courts many times and are fully prepared to represent and defend your child’s interests. Don’t let a youthful mistake affect the rest of your life! Call our experienced juvenile defense lawyers for a free legal consultation, and we’ll advise you on how to best fight your case, or negotiate a deal that will minimize any future impact that a juvenile record may have. Continue reading “JUVENILE CASES”