Legal Notices

Juvenile law is a highly specialized area of law in the State of California. Some lawyers claim to be specialists in many areas of the law. We practice in only two areas: Estate Planning and Juvenile Law. The truth is this: it takes time and effort to keep up with changes in the law and new court decisions. If your child is in trouble you should hire an attorney who focuses on juvenile law. Find an attorney with a good reputation... do your research and avoid future hassles. Make sure you pick the right lawyer before you entrust your child's future to anyone.

A common question is "What are my child's rights concerning phone calls if he or she is taken into custody?" Under the California Welfare and Institutions Code, if a law enforcement officer (police, sheriff or otherwise) transports a child to juvenile hall, a probation officer there must notify their parents or guardian. The child has a right to make two phone calls, one of which may be to a parent or guardian, a responsible relative or an employer. Your child also has a legal right to make another phone call to an attorney. By law, the child has a right to make the calls at public expense if the call is local and made in the presence of a public office or employee. Any public employee who willfully deprives your child of this right is guilty of a misdemeanor pursuant to WIC 627. Furthermore, whenever a child is spoken to by a probation officer, the officer must inform your child (and you) that anything the child says can and will be used against him or her in court, that the child has a right to remain silent, that the child has a right to have a counsel present during interrogation and a right to have an attorney appointed if the child cannot afford an attorney.

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This website is advertising only to California and we do not seek to represent someone based solely on your visit to this website. Our attorney is licensed in the State of Califonia and Federal Court, practices juvenile delinquency law, maintains an office in Sacramento county, and will appear in the above-referenced courts. There is no express or implied intent to solicit juvenile law business from outside of Northern California. Nothing herein is intended to constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your citation or arrest. Every juvenile law case is different; outcomes will vary depending upon facts and legal issues. In most instances you should retain an attorney as soon as possible when your child is arrested or taken into custody.

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