California Juvenile Defense Attorney
El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo County Juvenile Defense Lawyer.
If your child has been arrested for a juvenile offense in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Amador, or Yolo Counties you need experienced and aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney's who will fight to defend your child's rights. At The Law Office of Roland X Tiemann, you will consult with experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyers who have defended juvenile cases in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Amador, and Yolo Counties. We will represent your child throughout the proceeding. Contact our office for a free same day consultation or to set up an appointment. We know the juvenile courts in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Amador, and Yolo counties.
Aggressive Juvenile Defense Lawyer
If you, or a loved one, are facing juvenile criminal charges in California, you need to seek the advice of an experienced and aggressive juvenile criminal attorney immediately. Right now you are probably filled with fear, you have a million questions and you are not quite sure how to proceed. Don't panic. You should consult with an attorney now. The Law Office of Roland X Tiemann can evaluate your case and provide you with the knowledge and experience that is crucial when defending your child against criminal charges.
A juvenile offender is generally described as a person under the age of majority (under the age of 18 in most states) who commits any specific act prohibited by law. While it is understood that certain acts such as theft, robbery, assault, murder, etc. are obviously against the law, juveniles are also subject to additional laws such as truancy laws and curfew laws.
Protect Your Juveniles Rights
If your child is suspected of committing a juvenile crime and is confronted by police, you must remain calm and do not panic. Even though your child is a juvenile, he or she still have rights that must be protected. Remember the following rules:
- If you have not been arrested, you do not have to submit to a search.
- Do not resist arrest.
- Respectfully decline to answer any questions and do not volunteer any information regarding the incident.
- Insist that an attorney be present before answering any questions.
- Do not discuss your case with anyone other than your attorney.
Juvenile Court Process
The juvenile criminal process is unique and there is a separate court system for juvenile offenders. There are also different categories of juvenile offenders which include:
Criminal Offenders and Juveniles remanded to superior court. These categories are for offenders that have committed crimes that, if they were adults, would be criminal. These are crimes such as robbery, theft, assault, shoplifting, etc. Juveniles who have committed very serious crimes such as rape, arson, murder, etc. may be transferred to the adult court system to be tried as an adult.
Informal Probationers and Status Offenders. These categories are for offenders who have committed less serious crimes or crimes such as truancy, breaking curfew or incorrigibility and, if they were over the age of majority, would not be considered illegal.
Under the juvenile court system, a judge will hear the case and pass sentence. Most judges will generally make every effort to rehabilitate, educate and counsel juvenile offenders rather than incarcerate them but under extreme cases, the courts may hold a "fitness hearing" to determine whether or not the case will be transferred to superior court where you may be tried as an adult.
During this initial phase, it is crucial that you have an attorney present who knows and understands the juvenile justice system and can convince a judge that your child should remain under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.
The Law Office of Roland X Tiemann will employ an aggressive defense and will work towards a reduction or dismissal of the charges against your child or in the alternative, negotiate a favorable plea-bargain.
If your child's case remains in juvenile court, your child will have an opportunity to enter a plea or proceed to an adjudication hearing (trial). The trial consists of a judge only - there is no opportunity for a jury trial. If, after a trial, a judge concludes that the charges are true, your child will be sentenced.
In many cases, a conviction will not automatically lead to detention in a juvenile facility. There are many forms of alternative sentencing that may be available to your child. The Law Office of Roland X Tiemann is armed with the knowledge and experience to build a winning defense in court. The Law Office of Roland X Tiemann understands the juvenile justice system. They will make sure that all alternative sentencing options are presented to the judge. The Law Office of Roland X Tiemann will vigorously defend your rights to a fair and unbiased trial and guarantees that you will receive the undivided attention you deserve.
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Because of work and family commitments and the uncertainty and risk of trial, many of our clients prefer to resolve their cases without a trial. If that is your preference, we will work to achieve the best possible result for you. In most cases, a resolution can be worked out that is satisfactory to you. Successful resolutions include jail alternatives like house arrest, reduced fines, and reduced/dismissed charges. Because of work most people can't have a criminal history, so we work to negate any negative consequences to your criminal record. We will keep you informed of the status of your case as it progresses to assure you understand what is occurring. You can always contact our office where you will speak to a person regarding any questions you may have in your case.
Our Northern California offices are conveniently located in Sacramento and El Dorado Counties. We accept all major credit cards. Please call my office to schedule a free initial consultation. You will be trusting your case to a proven defense firm!
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