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Juvenile Record Sealing in California

Sealing Juvenile Records in California Many people assume that juvenile criminal records in California are automatically sealed when the offender turns 18. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. While it is true that some juvenile records are sealed automatically, many are not. If you or someone you love has a juvenile criminal record, there […]

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California Law Sets Attorney Standards in Juvenile Cases

California Law Sets Attorney Standards in Juvenile Cases A little over a year ago, Governor Jerry Brown signed a measure into law which amended the Welfare and Institutions Code as it relates to juveniles. Individuals under 18 who commit a crime fall under the jurisdiction of the juvenile courts, rather than the criminal courts, and […]

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California Supreme Court Rules in Juvenile Sentencing Case

California Supreme Court Rules in Juvenile Sentencing Case San Jose Juvenile Sentencing Case Lawyer And Santa Clara Juvenile Lawyer Attorney The California Supreme Court recently ruled in the case of a teenager sentenced to 50 years to life for a 2011 murder that the mandatory sentence does not violate the Constitution’s protections against cruel and […]

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Direct File and Fitness Hearings for Juvenile Offenders

Direct File and Fitness Hearings for Juvenile Offenders San Jose Juvenile Offenders Lawyer And Santa Clara Fitness Hearings Attorney Minors charged with criminal offenses in California are generally adjudicated in the state’s juvenile delinquency system. For some more serious crimes, however, minors may be tried as adults in criminal court. Fitness Hearingshttps://san-jose-criminal-defense-law.com/ Generally, to try […]

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New Laws Aimed at Reforming the Juvenile Justice System Enacted

New Laws Aimed at Reforming the Juvenile Justice System Enacted This year, two new laws went into effect that will have a significant impact on the juvenile justice system’s treatment of immigrants in California. Assembly Bill 899 clarifies protocols for the sharing of confidential information obtained in juvenile court proceedings with any federal official. Assembly […]

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Ballot Initiative Calls for Reform of Criminal Justice System

Ballot Initiative Calls for Reform of Criminal Justice System San Jose Criminal Justice Lawyer And Santa Clara Juvenile Justice Attorney Recently, Governor Jerry Brown announced a ballot measure aimed at reforming both the juvenile and criminal justice systems by proposing that inmates convicted of nonviolent offenses be given the opportunity for early release, and that […]

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Governor Signs Two Laws Regulating Sealing of Juvenile Records

Governor Signs Two Laws Regulating Sealing of Juvenile Records San Jose Regulating Sealing Of Juvenile Records Lawyer And Santa Clara Criminal Defense Attorney Crimes committed by adolescents can have devastating consequences on their futures, as having a criminal record can make it much more difficult to obtain housing, employment, and a higher education. Two new […]

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Youth Offender Parole Program Expansion

Youth Offender Parole Program Expansion San Jose Youth Offender Lawyer And Santa Clara Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney California’s youth offender parole program provides a meaningful opportunity for parole for minors sentenced as adults, setting dates by which parole hearings must be conducted. A new law taking effect on January 1, 2016 expands the program and […]

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Juvenile Status Offenses

Juvenile Status Offenses San Jose Juvenile Status Offenses Lawyer And Santa Clara Juvenile Crime Attorney A status offense is an offense committed by a juvenile, which would not be a crime if committed by an adult, but is a violation of the law because of the age of the person committing it. Usually, status offenses […]

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The Juvenile Justice Process

The Juvenile Justice Process San Jose Juvenile Justice Lawyer And Santa Clara Juvenile Violence Attorney Juvenile court proceedings handle minors who are alleged to have committed offenses that, were they adults, would constitute crimes. The juvenile justice system also handles status offenses, which are acts that are offenses only because of the age of the […]

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