Has your son or daughter been caught fighting at school? Have they ever been arrested or detained for striking another person before? Are they currently facing assault charges in Orange County? If so, the time to act is now. Call the Law Offices of David A. Stein today and get the representation your son or daughter needs to avoid further trouble. Juvenile crimes, especially ones involving physical violence, can haunt your child for years to come. Get proper legal counsel today and avoid putting your son or daughter further into “the system”. Call (949) 445-0040 and let our experience be your best defense.
But you may be thinking: “Why should I hire an outside lawyer? The court can appoint a public defender.“
What Is Juvenile Simple Assault?
It may come as a surprise, but simple assault is a fairly easy charge to get hit with in California, as well as many other states. You don’t even need to strike anyone: threatening another person, both verbally and non-verbally, is enough. Of course, actually hitting or attempting to hit another person can also lead to such a charge. However, each situation is different especially when your child is involved. A qualified defense attorney, with experience in juvenile law, will be able to help determine exactly what happened and why your son or daughter is being charged.
What Are The Potential Punishments for Simple Assault?
First and foremost, it is important to remember that juvenile court is nothing like its adult counterpart. The goal of juvenile law is to prevent and rehabilitate, rather than convict and incarcerate. So depending on the severity of the assault and your child’s history with the courts, the judge overseeing their case will more than likely provide a variety of options should they be found guilty. Only in the most severe cases will the court choose to put a child into detention or possibly charge them as an adult. Some of the more common penalties include:
- Community service
- Anger management
- Fines or restitution
- Alcohol or abuse substance therapy
The Defense You Need
Quite simply, kids make mistakes. However, unlike adults, their behavior can have a lasting and potentially traumatic impact on their future. Foolish actions taken today can dramatically alter their ability to enter school, find a job, and even limit certain freedoms. If your child has been charged with simple assault, it is critical that you speak with an attorney that fully understands juvenile law and has successfully defended such cases. Contact the Law Offices of David A. Stein today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your child’s rights and best options. Dial (949) 445-0040 or submit your information using our online contact form.