It is far from uncommon for a high school student to get up to various types of hijinks. Students are full of hormones, are figuring out their place in the world, and are often subject to significant peer pressure. In most cases, these hijinks to do result in severe consequences – but they can. Learn what happens when these simple mistakes lead to criminal charges.
If your teen has been charged with using drugs or alcohol, fighting, bullying, sexting, or other alleged crime, then you need a high school crimes attorney who can help fight for them in two essential ways. Keep reading and then contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 to get the help you need.
- Dealing with the Criminal Case
- Handling the Administrative Hearing
The first thing we will do when you contact us for assistance with your child’s case is to look at how we can deal with the criminal case. We will provide aggressive representation to ensure that your child is treated fairly by both law enforcement and the court system. Because we work on both juvenile offenses and adult criminal defenses, we are uniquely qualified to handle the criminal case for a juvenile student.
Attorney Fell is highly experienced in finding creative sentencing options. The goal is to help your child avoid being incarcerated. Instead, we may be able to get them into a diversion program, have them complete probation, or, ideally, get the charges dropped altogether.
If your teen is a minor and the courts are considering trying them as an adult, we will fight tirelessly to keep them in the juvenile system. It is designed to rehabilitate – unlike the adult system that is intended to punish.
If your child’s school is holding an administrative hearing, then it is wise to work with an attorney who can help you respond to it. These committees can sometimes give harsher penalties than the criminal system does. For example, a student found in possession of a small amount of marijuana may get a slap on the wrist from the penal system but be expelled due to a school’s zero-tolerance policy for drugs.
This is unfair but there are things you can do about it. For example, hiring Attorney Fell. He is a California Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist. He cares deeply about providing the best possible outcome for every client – especially high school students who may have their life ruined for a single mistake. Call Law Office of Michael L. Fell now at (949) 585-9055 to request a free legal consultation.