Juvenile Court was created as an alternative to the punitive adult criminal system to support youth's individual strengths and to assist them on a path to success. However, over the years in California we have witnessed an increasingly punitive justice system leading to increased incarceration and collateral consequences for which many youth remain unaware. Thankfully, with the passage of a number of youth justice reforms, experienced defenders now have new authority to protect children's rights and defend them against the harshest of punishments. Yet, the collateral consequences of most juvenile adjudications still remain. These collateral consequences serve to double punish youth by limiting their ability to move forward after they have complied with court ordered requirements. These consequences can affect every aspect of a young person's life, including housing, education, and employment.
At LOPAS LAW, out attorney's believe in fighting both the criminal charge and the adverse future consequences that often arise from a juvenile adjudication. Whether it be a reduction in charge to avoid a driver's license suspension, or an aggressive stance against juvenile sex offender registration, our attorney's are prepared to protect and defend against immediate and future penalties.
If you or a loved one is facing a collateral consequence of an adjudication, or is currently saddled with a consequence preventing you from moving forward in your life, it is vital to have an experienced, compassionate, qualified juvenile delinquency attorney immediately by your side.
To learn more about how LOPAS LAW can immediately begin to defend you, contact us today for your FREE CONSULTATION and Case Quote: (800)595-4932.