Juvenile Strikes in California Count

By: Wallin & Klarich

Why You Should Call a Juvenile Defense Attorney

The recent case of Superior Court v. Nguyen held that a juvenile adjudicated a ward of the court in Juvenile Court for a crime that would be considered a strike under California’s Three Strike Laws will count as a strike if that juvenile offender commits another felony. In a 6-1 Supreme Court decision, Nguyen allows prosecutors to allege a prior juvenile strike for purposes of increasing the punishment on any new felony committed as an adult. It is crucial that your criminal defense attorney know and understand this important case.

Wallin & Klarich have been representing juvenile offenders for over 28 years. If you or a loved one is charged with a serious crime in juvenile court it is more important then ever to seek competent legal counsel that understands the implications of a juvenile being charged with a serious felony.

Call the experienced California juvenile criminal defense lawyers at Wallin & Klarich for a consultation at 1-888-280-6839. Also, visit us online at www.wklaw.com to learn more about what can be done.

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