If a minor is arrested for breaking the law in California, it’s considered a juvenile crime.
Juvenile cases are heard in separate juvenile courts and are typically different from adult criminal courts.
While adult courts focus on punishments and ensuring justice, juvenile courts focus on rehabilitating a minor. Yet, even then, a minor can face adverse outcomes, such as probation and fines.
If you or your child are facing juvenile charges, it’s best to hire a juvenile lawyer who can take you out of this stressful situation.