Juvenile delinquency proceedings are supposed to focus on the rehabilitation of the child, not just the protection of the public. Juvenile delinquency law takes into account that children do not have the same capacity, impulse control and maturity as adults. The Juvenile court judge is required to order a “disposition” for every child that best addresses their unique physical, mental and emotional needs. However, during the last several decades changes in the law have made the consequences for juvenile offenders increasingly substantial and punitive. In addition, changes in the law have many more juvenile offenders eligible to be tried as adults, in adult court.
If your child is accused of breaking the law, it is important that your child is represented by an attorney who is not only skilled in criminal defense but also experienced in juvenile delinquency law.
Robbi Cook is experienced representing minors accused of criminal activity in juvenile delinquency court proceedings, as well as minors charged with serious offenses in adult court.
Robbi Cook will fight to obtain the best possible outcome for her juvenile clients and their families. For a free and confidential consultation about your child’s case, please contact us at (510)-208-5051.