WHEN YOUR TEEN IS TROUBLED
Barrios & Machado has experienced attorneys specializing in juvenile law. The court system in the juvenile arena isn't the same as the adult system and should not be treated as the same. There are different options for juveniles as well programs that the adult system does not have.
Young people between 12 and 18, who have allegedly committed a crime, are mos often processed through the Orange County Juvenile Justice System. This can be a stressful time for the youth and their families. The court process moves quickly is often confusing and overwhelming.
A juvenile may be able to get his/her case dismissed after a period of time with special programs offered by the state. An experienced attorney will be able to help find the best option with the most minimal effect on the juvenile's record.
A bad record can mean the difference between going to a good college and getting a good job or even becoming a Resident or US Citizen.