Is your child facing juvenile delinquency charges in Alameda, Contra Costa, or Solano Counties? .

If your child is facing juvenile delinquency charges, you need an attorney who has experience in the juvenile court system and will do everything possible to make sure juvenile mistakes don’t ruin his or her future.

A juvenile delinquency adjudication can have serious, negative consequences on a young person’s life, long after he or she turn 18. Possible long-term consequences of a juvenile delinquency finding include:

  • Inability to obtain a driver’s license
  • Inability to possess a firearm until the age of 30
  • Inability to receive Federal Student Aid
  • Gang affiliation registration
  • Sex offender registration
  • Juvenile strikes that can enhance sentences for adult crimes later in life

While under California law, a person under 18 years old is considered a juvenile and will face punishment in the juvenile court system when being charged with a crime, there are exceptions to this law, ones where due to the individual’s age or severity of the crime, the juvenile may be tried as an adult. Furthermore, in juvenile court, your child doesn’t have the right to bail and can be held in custody until the case goes to trial and even longer.  The first detention hearing is often the most important as it will determine whether your child goes home or stays in custody for an undetermined period of time. That’s why it is so important you hire an attorney right away that understands the juvenile justice system. We act quickly to gather the necessary information to give your child the best chance at being release at the detention hearing.

Vera Law Office’s founder, Francisco J. Vera, is an experienced juvenile delinquency attorney with years of experience in California’s juvenile courts. We have the expertise to handle any delinquency allegation your child may face, including:

  • Underage drinking and DUI
  • Drug possession or other drug crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Assault and battery
  • Shoplifting
  • Vandalism
  • Property violations
  • Gang offenses
  • Weapons offenses
  • Domestic violence
  • Theft crimes

Don’t leave your child’s future to chance. We have successfully handled hundreds of juvenile petitions with positive outcomes. You can trust that Vera Law will have your family’s best interest in mind when taking on your child’s juvenile delinquency case.

Contact us today for a free consultation: (510) 434-2700 or (707) 639-1313