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Juvenile Defense

La Jolla Juvenile Defense Attorney

In California, juvenile cases are governed by the Welfare and Institutions Code. This code makes these cases substantially different from adult criminal cases, so it is important that you choose an attorney well-versed in the code and the appropriate defense strategies.

At Huffman Law Group, we bring more than 20 years of experience to these cases. Our founder, La Jolla juvenile defense lawyer Richard D. Huffman, is a former prosecutor who worked with the juvenile division of the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. His background means that we truly understand how these cases are handled, and we know the steps that need to be taken to fight the allegations and protect the juvenile’s future.

How Juvenile Court Cases Work

Court personnel have a duty to do what is best for the accused minor. There are many options available to get the matter terminated, diverted or handled informally so there will be nothing on the juvenile’s record that could impact education and career opportunities. We know the available options, and we know how to work with judges and prosecutors in pursuit of an outcome that will not have a negative effect on the juvenile’s future.

Defense Against Any Juvenile Offense

Many juvenile offenses are status offenses. These are things that would not be considered crimes if committed by adults. They include truancy, underage drinking, underage smoking and some sex crimes. We can defend against these offenses.

We also defend against more serious juvenile crimes, including drug crimes that range from marijuana possession to selling Adderall or other prescription drugs. We defend against theft crimes like shoplifting. We defend against property crimes like arson and vandalism.

No matter what the juvenile has been accused of, we can help.

Start With A Free Consultation

Do not delay in retaining an experienced juvenile defense attorney. Call 858-869-0286 or email.