When your child is charged with a crime you likely don’t know where to turn. The thought that your child could have not just short-term consequences but could see their future opportunities limited due to a youthful indiscretion can be too much to bare. That’s why you need to immediately retain a top notch criminal defense attorney. Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre is here for you in your time of need.
We’re here to help you every step of the way
When you choose Patrick S. Aguirre, you’re choosing a passionate, dedicated, experienced attorney who will work to protect your child’s rights. You can count on us to help you through every step of the process including:
- The detention hearing where the accused will enter their plea
- The jurisdictional hearing where the case is argued to a judge – not a jury
- The disposition hearing where the sentence is decided
It is of course always our goal to avoid getting to the point where a disposition is required but we will fight for the rights of our client all the way if needed.
We will consider every option and will present you with realistic choices
We care deeply about your child’s future. You can trust that we’ll work both in and out of court to resolve the case in the best possible way with the smallest impact possible on their future. In some cases, we may be able to get the case dropped or argue successfully for an acquittal in court.
However, there are cases where the evidence against a minor is strong. In that situation, it’s possible that the best way to move forward is to explore plea bargains with the District Attorney. Remember that the purpose of juvenile court is different than adult court – the judges are more focused on reform than punishment. It’s very likely that we can find a lenient penalty that will ensure your child stays in school and is not incarcerated.
Every juvenile case requires a competent attorney
No matter how serious the charge is, you do need a top notch California juvenile attorney. Even if you can get a fair plea from the D.A. without working with an attorney, remember that any blemish on their record could lead to more drastic punishment in the event they get into trouble in the future. We can help with every level of charge, including:
- Underage drinking
- Violent offenses
- Sexual offenses
- Curfew violations
- Petty theft
- Drug crimes
- Assault and battery
You will not get a cookie cutter defense
When your family trusts Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre with your child’s case, you can count on our full attention. We treat every case like the top priority it is. We will take every step necessary to ensure your child gets the best possible outcome. We are ready to discuss your options with you. Contact us today at 800-572-1252 to learn more about our process and for your free consultation. This is a scary time but we can walk you through it.