San Bernardino & Redlands Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer

We Help Defend the Rights of Minors Against Criminal Charges in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties

As experienced juvenile criminal defense lawyers in San Bernardino, we at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP are especially dedicated to handling cases for juveniles. We understand the impact that a conviction may have on a juvenile and his or her future. In order to protect them, it’s important to take immediate action immediately following a criminal charge against a minor with a juvenile criminal defense attorney in Riverside who serves the Inland Empire. Our team of experienced criminal defense lawyers consists of Stephen Levine, (1 of only 5 California Bar Certified criminal defense specialists in San Bernardino County), James Knox with nearly 20 years of experience, and Jon Hegness – a former 34-year San Bernardino deputy District Attorney.

At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, we believe that being straightforward with clients, and having them be straightforward with us, allows us to better communicate and defend them in and out of court. When dealing with juvenile crime matters, our attorneys take the time to explain to the juvenile, and his or her parents or guardians, the options they may have for reaching a solution to the issues and the types of punishments they may be facing.

Juveniles convicted of a crime may be incarcerated at a juvenile detention facility, may have to pay fines or restitution, or have their ability to obtain a driver’s license delayed or revoked. Future events, such as applying for college or a job, may also be negatively impacted by a juvenile conviction.

Underage Drinking & DUI

One of the types of juvenile crime charges that we often handle is underage drinking. This type of offense is aggravated by any drinking and driving that may have occurred. We aggressively stand up for clients’ rights in and out of court, possibly seeking alternative consequences, such as rehabilitation and treatment for the juvenile to deal with the drinking and other issues that may be connected. An underage drinking conviction may lead to the juvenile’s driver’s license being suspended or the ability to obtain a license restricted until they are of a certain age.

Other Common Juvenile Charges We Handle Regularly

We consistently handle a wide variety of other types of juvenile charges for our clients, including:

  • Shoplifting
  • Vandalism
  • Drug crimes – such as possession
  • Theft
  • Gang charges
  • Weapons offenses

Juvenile Crimes Defense Attorneys Serving the Inland Empire

After a juvenile is accused of a crime or arrested, their future is at stake. Take action to protect their futures with the help of an experienced lawyer. To contact our team of criminal and juvenile defense lawyers at the San Bernardino law offices of Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, please call us at 909-453-4059.

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