Torrance Juvenile Crimes Attorney
Representing Minors in Manhattan Beach & Surrounding Los Angeles Areas
When your child is accused of a juvenile crime, it can upset the family’s equilibrium terribly. As a parent, it may cause you to have deep anxiety about your child’s future. The Law Offices of Decio Rangel, Jr., PC has provided excellent juvenile criminal defense to clients in Los Angeles for decades.
Juvenile Laws in Los Angeles
Based on juvenile laws, a child under 18 is tried as a minor. However, your child can be tried as an adult if charged with a serious crime, including:
Though juvenile crime is similar to the adult legal system, juvenile law has its own rules, regulations, and customary procedures. The California juvenile legal system prefers rehabilitation to incarceration whenever possible and does not hold jury trials. However, juveniles have the same set of rights as adults, including:
Invoke a Child’s Constitutional Rights
Children arrested for juvenile crimes in Los Angeles should insist that their parents are present before speaking to the police. Your child should be polite and cooperative but refuse to answer questions and resist searches without a warrant—until a responsible adult can be present during the interview.
Juvenile laws in Los Angeles state the following:
However, waiving rights must be knowingly and intelligently done, and the police determine this by judging the minor’s:
Consult Our Experienced Juvenile Crimes Lawyer in Torrance!
Juvenile laws view a minor's request to have parents present the same as a request for an attorney. Do not let your child speak to the police without a Los Angeles juvenile attorney present. Our firm provides excellent legal representation for clients throughout Los Angeles, including Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, Inglewood, El Segundo, and nearby communities!