You get a call from the police station. Your child has been arrested for shoplifting, vandalism, or some other crime. Where can you turn for help? The most effective step you can take at this crucial moment is to hire an attorney who is experienced in juvenile law, an attorney who knows how to effectively defend your child against criminal charges. Your child's future depends on it. Contact our juvenile law attorney at O'Connor Law APC.

While the goal of the juvenile court system is to rehabilitate rather than to punish juvenile offenders, the result is not always a positive one. An arrest for a juvenile offense can be a crossroads in a young person's life. The experience can encourage a youth to stick to the straight and narrow or it can become the first step down the wrong path.

At O'Connor Law APC we have been helping young people navigate the juvenile court system for more many years. We understand that young people sometimes make poor choices and we work diligently to see that a youthful mistake doesn't prevent them from achieving their goals in life.

We vigorously defend our young clients against all types of juvenile law charges, including:

  • Drug possession and other drug crimes
  • Underage drinking, minor in possession of alcohol charges
  • DUI/drunk driving and other traffic violations
  • Reckless driving and other traffic violations
  • Theft, burglary, larceny, shoplifting
  • Employee theft
  • Assault
  • Weapons offenses
  • Homicide, attempted homicide
  • Other juvenile law offenses

Whether your child has been arrested for a minor charge, such as possession of a small amount of marijuana, or for a serious offense, such as attempted homicide, we can help.

We use our knowledge of juvenile law to help clients understand the charges at hand and how we can best proceed. We strive to promote alternative sentencing when possible, such as home detainment, community service, or other rehabilitative programs. When a conviction is unavoidable, we assist clients with future expungement (record clearing) so that past mistakes do not continue to haunt them in the future and hinder their ability to pursue employment, college loans, and other opportunities.

If your minor child has become involved with California law enforcement, please do not hesitate to contact the criminal defense attorney at O'Connor Law APC who has the expertise in juvenile law to help.