Juvenile Crimes in San Francisco
Understanding the California Juvenile Court Process
Juvenile cases are different than criminal defense cases involving adults. Cases involving children or young adults are heard by a judge in Juvenile Court, without the presence of a jury. The Juvenile Court process itself is geared more toward the rehabilitation of the juvenile, rather than their incarceration. There are instances, however, where the prosecutor or judge could escalate matters and push to have the juvenile tried as an adult in a regular courtroom. This would mean they would be facing the same penalties and fines as an adult, if convicted.
That is why it is extremely vital to have an experienced attorney from our firm representing you, if you are facing charges of committing a juvenile crime. As our firm has extensive criminal law experience, and our managing attorney, Ryan King, worked as a Deputy District Attorney, including representing the petitioner at the Inglewood Juvenile Court, we are able to offer clients a unique insight into the juvenile court process. We possess an intricate understanding about how these types of cases are tried and as a result, we know what legal strategies to employ on your behalf.
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The criminal defense law firm of Okabe & Haushalter is committed to providing each and every client with the excellent service and aggressive representation they deserve. As a result of our successful representation in numerous high-profile cases involving celebrities, CEOs, medical professionals and others, we are known as one of the premier criminal defense firms in the state. We are also nationally recognized legal analysts for CNN, Headline news, and many other local stations.
Whether a client is a celebrity, or the kid next door, their case is treated with the utmost professionalism, attention to detail, and adherence to ethical standards. We are dedicated to protecting our clients' rights. In recognition of our hard work and success, we have been listed by Los Angeles Super Lawyers magazine as being Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, for more than five consecutive years. As less than two and a half percent of all lawyers in the state are recognized as Rising Stars, this is quite an accomplishment.