A Juvenile Delinquency Defense Firm Dedicated to Your Needs
If your teen has been charged with a crime in Sacramento Juvenile Court or Placer County Juvenile Court, you need an experienced juvenile delinquency defense attorney. Since 2001, we have defended thousands of young people charged in California juvenile court ranging from petty theft to homicide charges. We routinely represent clients charged with "707 Transfer Motions", or motions to transfer the minor's case to adult court jurisdiction. In every case, we strive to secure a complete record seal to protect our client's future.
The juvenile justice system is very different from the adult criminal system. Juvenile Court is in a different courthouse from adult criminal matters, the charging document, procedure, rights, sentencing options, and rights to dismiss and seal records are vastly different from the adult criminal process.
Juvenile practice is so specialized, the Judicial Council of California has defined a juvenile attorney to be "competent counsel" only if they have specialized training in delinquency law. (California Rules of Court 5.664).
Many serious cases are accompanied with a motion to transfer the case to adult court persuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 707. a very serious and specialized proceeding that we have extensive experience litigating. We have practiced in juvenile court for over 20 years and have handled thousands of juvenile delinquency cases in Sacramento and Placer County.
Let our experience work for you.
Juveniles Have Many Sentencing Options
Juvenile delinquency proceedings are not the same as adult criminal cases. Juvenile courts were created in order to rehabilitate young people, not punish them. Juvenile detention is often considered a last resort imposed only when less restrictive alternatives are not appropriate. We work closely with parents and their children to find options that will work best in your situation.
In many cases, charges ultimately can be dismissed, the arrest deemed never to have occurred, and the juvenile records sealed. (Welfare and Institutions Code § 790, 793, 786, 781 In fact, Juvenile Court proceedings are not considered "criminal proceedings," and any proven misconduct is not deemed a "conviction of a crime for any purpose." (Welfare and Institutions Code § 203).
Sealing Your Juvenile Record
We can help to expunge and seal most juvenile records so you can move on with your life without having "convictions" or sustained juvenile delinquency petitions found true against you.
Wraymond K. Plummer is licensed to practice law in California, practicing in Sacramento County and Placer County and does not seek to represent anyone based solely on a visit to the attorney's web site.