The most common juvenile offense cases that we handle are narcotics and auto burglary offenses. There are two classes of juvenile cases in California; cases where the individual is actually eligible for a genuine punishment and others that offer a diversionary program where if the person follows all rules, the case is then sealed and it goes away. That can be done on some fairly serious cases, even sex offense cases.
Some sex offense cases that are lower to mid-level sex cases, such as babysitters touching little boys, or the other way around, are handled discreetly with counseling, and sealed. In addition to sex, narcotic and burglary cases, we also handle domestic violence cases. Domestic violence in California, is defined broadly. This could include boyfriend/girlfriend relationships even if they don’t live together, or even if they’ve only been dating for a few months.