What is Juvenile Delinquency?
The Juvenile Delinquency court system is used when minors under 18 years old commit a violation of the California Penal Code, Vehicle Code, Health and Safety Code, or the Business and Professions Code.
Does Your Child Have a Juvenile Delinquency Case in Los Angeles or Ventura County?
If you have received a notice to appear in court you need an experienced juvenile defense attorney to defend your child.
Juvenile Defense Attorney Jennifer Monroe has defended minors facing misdemeanor and felony offenses. Jennifer Monroe will meet with you and your child to discuss the case, defenses, and background, and how she can help you get the results you are looking for in your Juvenile case.
How Does the Juvenile Delinquency System Work?
After an arrest your child can be held until he or she sees a judge or released to his or her parents.
If released to the parents, your child will be informed that they will received notice to report to the probation department for informal treatment or will receive notice to appear in court.
If treated informally by the probation department your child will likely be offered a voluntary program to avoid going to court or the probation department can still send the case to court.
If your child receives notice to appear in court then your child is facing charges that expose him or her to serving time in juvenile hall or Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). There are informal probation and diversion programs available even if noticed to appear in court. Contact the Law Offices of Jennifer Monroe for a FREE CONSULATION to see if your son or daughter’s case qualifies for informal probation or diversion.
If your child is 14 years or older, your child can be tried as an adult if charged with a serious crime such as murder, robbery, rape, etc., and if over 16 years old can be sent to state prison with adults. Attorney Jennifer Monroe will fight to have your child’s case remain in juvenile court.
Am I Responsible as the Parent?
As a parent or guardian you will be held financially responsible for damages caused by your child during the commission of the crime and also responsible for attorney fees (even if appointed a public defender), juvenile hall, and DJJ services.
Below are just a few examples of how Jennifer Monroe has helped children facing juvenile delinquency charges.
ASSULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON California Penal Code 245 pc
Sixteen year old boy discharged an air soft gun at the ground near a crowd of other teenagers. The pellet bounced up and caused serious injury to another individual. Juvenile Attorney Jennifer Monroe negotiated community service in lieu of confinement. Jennifer Monroe successfully had the felony reduced to a misdemeanor and sealed.
GUN CHARGES California Penal Code 12020 pc
Teenager in possession of a stolen firearm. Juvenile Attorney Jennifer Monroe negotiated community service in lieu of confinement.
VANDALISM California Penal Code 594 pc
A teenage boy was caught on the roof of a school. The prosecutor wanted the boy and his parents to be responsible for thousands of dollars to repair an air conditioner unit that had been damaged on the roof. Jennifer Monroe sought out a school employee who was prepared to testify that a significant amount of the damage was preexisting. After being presented with this evidence, the prosecutor and Judge agreed to a minimal amount of restitution.
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Los Angeles and Ventura County Assault and Battery Defense Attorney
Call Jennifer Monroe directly at (805) 501-1880 for immediate assistance with your assault and battery case.