Santa Clara and Santa Cruz County, California, Juvenile Defense Lawyer Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County Juvenile Defense Attorney
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When a juvenile is arrested, the juvenile and the family have many concerns. Will the juvenile be able to live at home or will the court order incarceration? Will there be a record after age 18? How will this affect the juvenile's education?
The juvenile defense attorneys at the Law Office of Donald M. Kelly understand those concerns and will work with the families, prosecutors, and the juvenile court to find alternatives to the charges and to minimize the damages.
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Call the Law Office of Donald M. Kelly right away. The sooner we begin work, the better your chances for minimal damages. We will talk to the police, to witnesses, and to the assigned probation officer. If a probation officer wants to talk to a minor, anything said to the probation officer may be used against the minor. Let your lawyer handle discussions with the probation officer.
There are many alternatives to incarceration including electronic monitoring, community service, weekend workhouse, days or weekends at juvenile hall. Juvenile records will be sealed and will not follow the juvenile into adulthood. The juvenile justice system focuses on rehabilitation.
The juvenile defense lawyers at the Law Office of Donald M. Kelly have handled a full range of juvenile offenses. The most common are: assault (usually a fight among acquaintances), theft (shoplifting), car theft, underage drinking, and drug offenses.
Our attorneys know how to assess the charges and explore the alternatives.
The Law Office of Donald M. Kelly represents clients throughout the South Bay Area including the communities of San Jose, Santa Clara, Campbell, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and Fremont, and in Santa Cruz County, including Santa Cruz, Capitola, Scotts Valley, Soquel, Aptos, and Watsonville.
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